Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

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Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/2 small green pepper, seeded and chopped

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and lightly mashed

1/2 cup lower sodium salsa (such as Muir Glen)

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 package (10 count) whole-wheat tortillas

8 ounces reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, shredded

1/2 cup cilantro leaves

Extra salsa for serving (optional)

Directions:

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans, salsa and chili powder. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla in the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Spread 1/3 cup of the bean mixture and 1/3 cup of the cheese evenly over the tortilla. Sprinkle some of the cilantro over the top. Place another tortilla on top and cook 1 minute. Press gently with a spatula and turn. Cook for 1 minute or until browned.

3. Place quesadilla on a baking sheet and keep warm in 200° oven. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make four additional quesadillas. Allow skillet to cool slightly if it becomes too hot.

4. To serve, cut each quesadilla into quarters. Serve 3 quarters to each person (there will be 2 leftover wedges to enjoy)

Total Cost: $9.50 About $1.60 per serving

http://www.parents.com/recipe/sandwiches/bean-and-cheese-quesadillas/

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About healthyfitsam

I'm a wife and a mother of two who is trying to "green" up our house and help us become healthier individuals. I'm working on my bachelors in nutrition and then it is off to become a Registered Dietitian. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is approaching fast! I love sharing my knowledge with others about little things I find out, so stay tuned.
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