These Busy Night Black Bean Quesadillas are a hearty, nutritious and delicious meal. They are perfect for those nights when you are rushing home to get back out the door. Although they are delicious anytime and are a perfect solution for easy lunches too. I make this big batch, knowing it’ll make enough for two or three lunches later in the week.
They are dairy-free, meat-free and are easily gluten free if you want to serve them with gluten-free wraps. The refried bean style filling keeps the wrap closed without the need for cheese, although you could always use a little cheese or dairy-free cheese alternative if you like. But I promise you, it is totally not necessary. The texture and the flavour will not leave you missing the cheese.
Because I serve these to the kiddos, I do not add heat to the bean mixture. You can always add cayenne pepper to taste, or serve them with hot salsa or hot sauce on the side. In our house, guacamole is the must-have condiment for these. If you have a go-to guacamole recipe, you can make it while the rest cooks.
You can customize these by adding in any vegetables you like– cooked sweet potatoes or corn would be perfect. But the idea is that these are a fast and simple way to get a filling in nutritious meal on the table.
- 1tablespoon avocado oilor extra virgin olive oil
- 1cup oniondiced
- 1cup green pepperchopped
- 1 cup red pepperchopped
- 4cloves garlicminced
- 2tablespoons chili powder
- 1tablespoon cumin powder
- 11/2cups canned diced tomatoes
- 214oz cans black beansdrained and rinsed
- 1 to 11/2teaspoons salt(I use unsalted tomatoes and beans--season to taste)
- 10small whole wheat tortilla wraps