Friday, June 15, 2012

Black Bean Burger Quesadillas

I know I’ve given you a whole lotta savory this week.  Next week we are back to butter-laden sweet treats but to end this week – I am sharing Paul’s specialty, quesadillas.  I told you he cooked dinner for me!

I don’t even think about cooking quesadillas in our house because he is truly a master at it.  I told you a while back that he used leftover black bean burgers to make a “round 2” meal out of them.  He talked about it for a week solid and then (practically) begged me to make them again, just so that he could use the leftovers for a quesadilla.  He is more obsessed with these black bean burger quesadillas than he is about the burgers themselves.  And, since the burgers are now perfected, so is the black bean burger quesadilla!

We at the burgers for dinner on Sunday night; had the quesadillas on Monday night; and then Paul ate another quesadilla on Wednesday night.  As he was licking his plate finishing up, he said “I just really love these.”  I really love them too, but maybe not as much as he does.  He’s convinced you will love them too.

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Black Bean Burger Quesadilla Recipe

Yield: 4 quesadillas

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Round 2 recipe: uses leftover Black Bean Burgers mixed up with sauteed onions, bell pepper and stuffed between tortillas with melty cheese.

Ingredients:

2 tsp. olive oil
1/4 cup white onion, chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 – 2 tsp. Sriracha
2 leftover Black Bean Burgers
4 tortillas
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions:

Heat the oil in a medium frying pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, cumin, salt and pepper and saute for about 6 minutes, until the onion and pepper are tender. Add the leftover black bean burgers and break them up to resemble ground "meat". Add in the Sriracha sauce, as much as your tastes prefer. Stir to coat and cook until warmed through. Remove from pan.

Build and cook the quesadillas: Lay one tortilla in the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese onto the bottom of the quesadilla. Spread half of the cooked burger mixture over the cheese, and top with another 1/4 cup of the cheese. Top with another tortilla. Cook for 3-4 minutes over medium-low heat until the outside is nicely browned and the cheese begins to melt. Flip and continue to cook until the cheese is completely melted and the tortilla is browned.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Cut and serve warm with salsa, Sriracha Mayonnaise, etc.

 

 

51 Responses to “Black Bean Burger Quesadillas”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 15, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    What a fabulous dinner idea! Yum!

  2. #
    Kim | At Home WIth Kim — June 15, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Most Fridays are Mexican Night in our home… and I’ve never made quesadillas! This sounds great and will be added to the menu!

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    Joanne — June 15, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    Quesadillas are definitely one of those things that I could eat every night for weeks on end and not get bored. This is such a great idea for using up leftover bean burgers!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 15, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    i love a ’round two’ meal + these look wonderful!

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    Kathryn — June 15, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    I’m a big fan of round two meals, these sound so delicious!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 15, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    So packed! Love this.

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — June 15, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    No problem with lots of savory Cassie, especially when they are dishes like this quesadilla. We share a love for Mexican food, so you know I would be all over this!! Love it

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — June 15, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Well, I think Paul might be right about me…there’s a chance I might be even more excited about these than the original burgers!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 15, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    So glad you perfected these as well! I get a bit overexcited about using up leftovers too!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 15, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    This is a great idea for using up the extra burgers! We love quesadillas in this house too, especially with black beans!

  11. #
    Kristen — June 15, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    This is one of my favorite foods – and using a leftover black bean burger is brilliant!

  12. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 15, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    I’m speechless. Actually I’m drooling over how amazing these are! Seriously Cassie, these are fabulous!

  13. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — June 15, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Oh my GOSH YES YES YES!!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — June 15, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    This is such a great way to use up leftovers!! My husband hates black bean burgers so I tend to make them just for me… I always have a few left over patties!

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    Tracey — June 15, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Yum!! I adore quesadillas, so I’d probably be like Paul and love these even more than the burgers. Happy Friday 🙂

  16. #
    Anna — June 15, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Quesadillas are one of my faaaavourite lunch or dinner choices! Nice work, Paul!

  17. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 15, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    What a great idea to turn leftovers into a new dinner. Love it (& love your husband cooking dinner for you – so sweet)!

  18. #
    Sarah — June 15, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Such a great idea! We always use leftovers like this. And by “we” I mean ME. My husband doesn’t go near the kitchen.

  19. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 15, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Major High-Five to you! I love using leftovers and this is brilliant! Can’t wait to dig in!

  20. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 15, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Great looking wrap and so awesome he cooks for you 🙂

  21. #
    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — June 15, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Isn’t it great when they cook for us? It’s nice to be able to prop your feet up and enjoy a nice meal. Looks like he did a great job!

  22. #
    sally @ sally's baking addiction — June 15, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    yum x 10000! I don’t eat much meat, CAssie so I am LOVING the black bean burger recipes this week. I love it when Kevin cooks for me… I feel like a princess. He cooks, I bake… it works out well! Can’t wait for your butter-laden recipes next week 🙂

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    Ashley - baker by nature — June 15, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    Gotta love a man who cooks! Eddie (my guy) made breakfast this morning and I was so proud!
    I’m trying these burgers next week, you sold me with this left over idea!

  24. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 15, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Great use of the leftovers! Amazing he let you get a picture of it 🙂

  25. #
    Bev Weidner — June 15, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    These were MEANT for me. MEANT FOR MEEEE.

  26. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper — June 15, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    Looks wonderful! What a great idea for leftovers!

  27. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 15, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Pretty sure these have my name on them!!

  28. #
    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — June 15, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    Now these are my kind of quesadillas! Yum!

  29. #
    sarah — June 15, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    I wish I lived with a quesadilla master. Love these!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 15, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    oh oh, i love that this is a round two recipe. those are the best! you make something once that’s AMAZING and then you get to have it a completely different way the nxt night..love!!

  31. #
    myfudo — June 16, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    We love Mexican Fridays at home too…We’d have friends come over and everyone bring spicy delicious food. This is perfect!

  32. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — June 16, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    This sounds awesome Cassie!

  33. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — June 16, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    What a clever way to use up leftovers! I hate them so I usually try to only make enough for one meal. What’s weird is that I’ve never had quesadaillas. I think I might try making them with chicken. 🙂

  34. #
    ATasteOfMadness — June 16, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I LOVE quesadillas! I bet I would love these, they look SO good!

  35. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — June 16, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    I love that Paul cooks! My husbands idea of cooking is ordering pizza. This looks delicious 🙂

  36. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — June 16, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    Cassie….how nice that Paul cooks for you! And I love this recipe, particularly when you can stretch one meal into two…and not just leftovers, but a different recipe! These look scrumptious! Hope you’ve been having a great weekend! : )

  37. #
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — June 17, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    On nights my husband chooses to cook it’s always fish ‘n chips from the shop across the canal. He *can* cook but I think the clean-up scares him.

    These quesadillas look wonderful!

  38. #
    Peggy — June 17, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Go Paul! Every husband should have that knock-out meal =) These quesadillas sound awesome!

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    Baking Serendipity — June 17, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    So smart! Seriously…so, so smart! I love black bean burgers, but never thought to use the leftovers in quesadillas before. These are fantastic! High five, Paul!

  40. #
    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — June 18, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    these look mighty good! Such a clever idea (and so sweet!)

  41. #
    Beth — June 18, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    You’ve sold me! I think this sounds amazing.

  42. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — June 18, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    what a brilliant way to use leftovers!

  43. #
    Katerina — June 18, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    I love it! I have no problem with savory dishes!

  44. #
    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — June 18, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    I have no issue w/ savory dishes, and this one looks scrumptious!

  45. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 19, 2012 @ 2:14 am

    I love that you used leftover to make quesadillas! I need to check this black bean burger first!

  46. #
    brandi — June 19, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    LOVE this! i want it for dinner tonight. guess i need to make black bean burgers first, huh? 🙂

  47. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 19, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Way to rock the leftovers into another round of tastiness! That’s brilliant Cassie! And seeing as I’ve been on a quesadilla kick as of late – these are so being made.

  48. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 20, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    Yum! What an awesome way to use your leftovers. They looks so good.

  49. #
    Aggie — June 20, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Oh I am loving this so much. Quesadillas are so fun!

  50. #
    Cassie — June 27, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    ahhhh, this looks so dang good!!! Thanks! I will most definitely be making this for a girls night!

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    Rhonda — September 2, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I’m a bit confused. Is a serving size of this recipe one half of a quesadilla? Your recipe calls for four tortillas and says it makes four quesadillas. A&m I missing something here?

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