Thursday, August 6, 2009

Easy Cheese Quesadillas and Black Beans

I love Mexican food. One of my favorite places to eat is Cafe Rio. Unfortunately we don't have one where we live and i'm going through some serious withdraws because of it. Luckily I was watching a rerun of Semi Homemade Cooking on Food Network (must say it's one of my favorite channels) and she made a black bean side dish that I just HAD to try. I could have eaten the entire pot I'm not kidding. It was that good and quite possibly could give the Cafe Rio folks a run for their money (maybe). I tweaked it a little bit and here you go!

Easy Quessadillas
flour tortillas
quessadilla cheese blend
sharp shredded cheddar

place cheese on tortillas and fold in half. Use as much cheese as you like. I just grabbed and put on the tortillas. We like things cheesy around here.
once folded place on baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cheesy is melted.

The Best Black Beans You'll EVER Eat
1 -15 ounce can, black beans
1-10 ounce diced tomatoes (I used the fire roasted ones)
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 C finely chopped onion (I used 1/2 an onion and went to town on chopping it)
1/4C finely chopped cilantro

add all ingredients to medium saucepan. stir to combine. bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and cook for about 12 minutes. serve with quessadillas and chips.

this would also make a great room temperature dip. that's how we ate it. seriously---it was DIVINE!!!


Melody said...

This looks really good to me! This is a great, inexpensive meal. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Yummy! I'm a Mexican food fan as well. I've never eaten at Cafe Rio, but there was this amazing Mexican restaurant in Rexburg that I still think of wistfully now and then... I love quesadillas and bean dishes, I'll have to give this a try. :-)

The Garden of Egan said...

That looks so yummy! Thanks for posting that. I'll be serving that to my family and they'll think I'm totally awesome!

Lara said...

This meal looks like it would be a hit with my kids! I especially love the look of the homemade black beans.

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