Friday, March 2, 2012


I was craving Mexican food and didn't have a can of vegetarian re-fried beans.  Don't let it stop you.  A can of white beans OR pinto beans easily convert into a delicious quesadilla. 


1 onion, cut in half and sliced thin
1 can white beans, drain and rinse and then roughly mashed
olive oil
taco seasoning
black pepper
cheddar cheese or vegan cheese
2 flour tortillas / for quesadilla being made


Cook the onion in the oil till it starts to brown. 

Add the beans and some taco seasoning to taste (1 to 2 tsp.).  Add pepper. You may want to add a couple of teaspoonsful of water if too thick.  Cook and occasionally stir. 

making the re-fried beans

Place one tortilla on heated grill, layer on the bean mixture.  Sprinkle on the cheese.  At this point you can add vegetables, cut up shrimp, green chilies, etc.

pile it on before topping with the 2nd tortilla

Top with the second tortilla.  Continue to cook until bottom is crispy.  Flip and cook till second side is crispy.

Remove from grill and cut into fourths.  A pizza cutter works well.

Serve with salsa (guacamole / sour cream  if you have and/or want them)

nice and crispy

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