Black Bean & Portobello Quesadillas

Its simple to make & delicious to eat! It takes less than 30 mins to get ready and is healthy as well as nutritious! Give it a try!

Black Bean & Portobello Quesadillas

  • Servings: 6 pieces
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  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 cups Portobello Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced Garlic
  • 1 to 3 Jalapeno chilies, seeded and chopped, or to taste
  • 1 14.5-oz. can Black beans, drained and rinsed
  •  1 teaspoon Chipotle en Adobo, or to taste
  • Ground Cumin to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground Black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Cilantro
  • 6 Whole Wheat Flour tortillas, one per quesadilla
  • 1 cup grated low-fat or regular Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onions, just the green part chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and sauté the onion and mushrooms until the onion begins to soften, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and jalapeños, and continue to sauté for 1 minute more. Add black beans, chipotle en adobo, cumin, salt and pepper, and reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring, until heated through. Add cilantro, and adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Place 1 tortilla on a flat surface, and spoon about 1/3 cup mushroom-bean mixture onto one-half of the tortilla. Sprinkle on about 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold the unfilled half over the filing, and set aside. Repeat until the filling mixture is used up.
  4. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and heat the skillet. Heat the quesadillas on the filed sides until browned, for about 3 minutes. Turn over, and brown the second sides. Spray the skillet as needed with nonstick cooking spray. Place quesadillas on individual plates, and top generously with the salsa.

TIP: Serve with sour cream or any type of salsa or guacamole or all of them!

VARIATION: Feel free to add or subtract any veggies of your choice!

Native: After relishing variety of quesadillas at restaurants – plain cheese, veggies or black beans ones, I came up with this recipe – which combines all of them into one — to give you a healthy and fulfilling meal!

Hope you enjoy it!



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