Quesadillas are one of those wonderful dishes that can be prepared with pretty much anything you have on hand. As long as you have a few tortillas at home, there can be no excuse for not making them.
Quesadillas are one of those wonderful dishes that can be prepared with pretty much anything you have on hand. As long as you have a few tortillas at home, there can be no excuse for not making them!
Quesadilla is tortilla folded in half to sandwich a cheesy filling and browned or grilled on both sides until crisp.
We enjoy Mexican food a lot. So, I normally have tortillas and black beans at home to cook up a quick Mexican meal on weeknights. One of my favorite weeknight fix is gooey quesadilla! It is easy and convenient to make, light and delicious to taste.
I usually make a black bean and corn quesadilla. Black beans are a good source of fiber and protein. Sometimes, I throw in a few veggies like bell pepper or Jalapeno. To make my quesadillas nice and gooey, I use two kinds of cheese - mozzarella and cheddar, or Mexican Cheese.The crispy tortilla filled with beans and crunchy veggies, oozing with melted cheese is one tasty combination.
Few filings you can try are caramelized onions with bell pepper, grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms and onions, and Paneer. Sometimes, I make Desi style Quesadilla when I have left over curries at home!
To fill four tortillas, you will need:
|Black beans||- 1 Can|
|Corn||- 1 Can|
|Green Bell Pepper||- 1 medium size chopped|
|Red Bell Pepper||- 1 medium size chopped|
|Lemon juice||- 1-2 Tbsp (Optional)|
|Cheddar cheese||- 2 cups shredded|
|Mozzarella cheese||- 1 cup shredded|
To prepare the filling, rinse the can of black beans and corn thoroughly to remove all the liquid. Put them in a bowl.
Add the chopped peppers and lemon juice, and give it a nice mix.
Now to make the quesadilla, heat a pan on medium to medium-high heat. When hot, spray some cooking oil spray or add some oil, place a tortilla in the pan, and flip it a couple of times until it becomes warm and is coated with oil.
If you do not get tortilla in the area where you live, you can try using chapatti. I have not tried it with Chapatti though!
Place a portion of the filling on one-half of the tortilla. Sprinkle generous amount of cheese over the filling.
Fold the other half of the tortilla onto the filling. You should now have a tortilla in half moon shape!
Let it cook until the bottom side starts to turn light brown and the cheese inside melts. Then, carefully flip the tortilla to the other side and cook until light brown and crispy.
Keep checking the bottom of the tortilla to avoid burning it!
Remove the quesadilla from the pan onto a serving plate. Repeat the same for all the tortillas.
Cut the quesadilla into wedges and enjoy every bite of the gooey quesadilla with salsa and sour cream!