Friday, January 24, 2014

Meatless Fridays : Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas


I have previously mentioned that I like to serve at least one or two meatless meals in a week. We'd like to eat more healthy , more vegetables and more real food if possible. Just like what hubby always tells me anything in moderation is the key . We just can't go cold turkey on meat :)

This Black bean recipe is both healthy and budget friendly. It is a win-win for me.  They are very easy to make . Jumping bean and Big sister didn't eat a whole lot ( because of the red onions I think , it is too strong for the kiddos) , but the hubby loved it

Black beans are rich in fiber , which helps in lowering cholesterol.  The black color of black beans is because of the presence of antioxidant called anthocyanins. It the same powerful flavonoids, that are found in nutritional foods like blueberries, red cabbage, cranberries, and red beets.( Source: Benefits of Black Beans )

Adapted from : Budget Bytes   love her recipes and site , can't wait for her cookbook. 



Ingredients:

2 cups Homemade Black Beans  ( can use canned black beans)
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 chopped garlic clove
2 cups shredded cheese ( mexican blend or mild cheddar cheese)
10 flour tortillas

Directions:

Combine the beans and the corn in a large bowl.


Add the garlic and onion ,


add the taco seasoning ,


and the cheese ,


Stir everything until they are very well mixed .  Spoon the mixed filling to the other half of the tortilla and fold over. Cook it , on both sides until they are crispy and brown. If you see the cheese melting , you should be done cooking it too.



They are so good and tasty!


 Why make your own taco seasoning ?

Because the ingredients to make a batch of taco seasoning , are ingredients that you already have in your pantry. They are very cost effective , much healthier than store bought. And you don't have to worry about the ingredients that you can't even pronounce when buying a store bought packet of taco seasoning.


See here for : Make your own Taco Seasoning   (and other mixes too!)


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6 comments:

  1. Saw this at the Serenity Now link party and had to come check it out. I'm mostly a vegetarian so I love that this is meatless and super easy to put together. It's going on the menu for next week. Now I'm going to go check out your recipe for homemade taco seasoning!

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for visiting..appreciate it! Have a Blessed week ahead :)

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  2. These quesadillas look so delicious. I love the black beans. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up at Saturday dishes. I pinned it!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  3. This recipe looks great. Trying to figure out ways to have my family go meatless once a week and this is a great recipe to start with! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Brittany , baby steps right? thank you for stopping by!

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