- from Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
What better way is there to show your love than by serving a hot supper? Especially if that hot supper is something as delicious, and as healthy, as these black bean burger quesadillas. The combination of black beans and quinoa makes these the best veggie burgers I've ever eaten, and turning them into quesadillas makes a meal that's one of my favourite leftover ideas ever.
Black Bean Burger Quesadillas
(adapted from Bake Your Day)
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup white onion, chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 leftover cooked Black Bean Burgers (note: you can use uncooked burgers instead, but crumble them and cook with the onion mixture)
4 large tortillas
1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese, divided
Salsa (to serve)
Heat the oil in a medium frying pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, cumin, and salt, 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”. Cook until warmed through. Remove from pan.
Spread one quarter of the black bean mixture over the tortilla, then sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on top. Fold the top of the tortilla over. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat until the outside is nicely browned and the cheese begins to melt. Flip and continue to cook until the other side has browned.
Serve warm with salsa.