Caramelized Onions and Black Beans Quesidellas – shout out to Sonal – Simply Vegetarian777
Have you ever popped over to Sonal’s blog, it’s called Simplyvegetarian777, you really should, here is the link:- SimplyVegetarian777
I say this, because Sonal regularly posts mouth watering vegetarian dishes that even for a meat eater like me gets me salivating and the other day, this one caught my eye:- Caramelized Onions and Black Beans Quesidellas
I am a bean fan and have also fallen in love with Mexican food especially so after discovering Burritos, though these are not those, they got me itching to make it.
I can tell you now, it is pretty easy to make and tastes amazing. I loved the idea of frying the tortillas I would never have thought of that and these certainly weren’t considered a snack in our house they were really filling. My children could not get enough of them, it got a 9/10 rating from them and is on the list to be cooked again.
The amounts are meant to be to serve 2 however they catered for a family of four, I am not sure how many Quesidellas Sonal eats!!
Caramelized Onions and Black Beans Quesidella
Kitchen Equipments Required : 2 heavy bottom pans, chopping board, knife, flat spatula, stirring spoon.
- Oil 2 tsp
- Garlic 2 tsp, chopped
- Onion 1 small, chopped thick
- Bell peppers 1/2 cup chopped
- Black beans 1/4 cup. You may use Red Kidney beans instead.
- Cilantro/Coriander leaves 1 tbsp, chopped
- Cumin powder 1 tsp
- Oregano powder 1/2 tsp
- Paprika 1/4 tsp
- Salt for seasoning
- Cheese, shredded 1/2 cup. Sonal suggests one can use a Mexican blend or Queso along with mozarella.
- Tortillas 6, medium size
- Lime juice 1 tsp
- Oil a little to grill the Quesidellas
For the filling – As suggested I heated the oil in the pan, then added the chopped garlic, bell peppers and onions, these were sauted for 2 mins on a medium heat. Then add the black beans, which I rinsed first, along with the cumin, oregano, paprika and salt to taste. Cook for 2 more mins then switch off the flame. Add cilantro (coriander) leaves and lemon juice, toss around, set aside.
To make the Quesidellas – As suggested I heated and greased up a heavy bottomed pan after having got the filling ready by dividing up in to 3 portions. I then put the tortilla in the hot pan, spread a layer of beans on the tortilla, cheese on top then quickly covered with another tortilla. You might want to make sure have a ‘large’ spatula at this point as I pressed the top down a bit, helping it to seal then quickly flipped it over, semi closing my eyes and hoping for the best. Tadahh it was alright, they are then ready once cut up!
I served this with sour cream and salad. Sonal suggested as well a this guacamole and some Tabasco if feeling brave!
Another dish I have my eye on of Sonal’s is Pesto and Marinara Pull Apart Bread Rolls, if you want to get there before me in making it, pop over to here:- Pesto and Marinara Pull Apart Bread Rolls
Thank you for coming to the Fiesta Friday #50 party, wow I have been here since the beginning and think I might have only missed one week if that, I am a die hard party goer!
I hope you have a fab weekend, Justine xxx