Almost every night I run into the same dilemma! I love to cook and would love even more to have endless hours to pour over a meal sautéing, chopping, and roasting. But a las, reality sets in. It’s 5:30 (yes, we eat at an old-people time), the kiddos are falling apart, they’re hungry and the hubs isn’t home yet. I haven’t done a good job of planning ahead and now I need a clutch dinner that I can whip together ASAP! This meal is it. It’s easy, cheap (ha – are you noticing a pattern in my criteria for a good meal), has few ingredients and is a crowd pleaser. Here’s to all those mommas – working or staying-at-home – who put a meal on the table every night. If you’re family isn’t telling you, I will: You’re da best:)
8 Whole Wheat Quesadillas
2 c mozzarella cheese
1 can black beans drained and washed
1 lime (or 2 limes if you want a lime-ier taste!)
3/4 c chopped cilantro
In a bowl combine your black beans, cilantro and juice from 1 lime (or 2), set aside. Lay out 2 quesadillas. Sprinkle 1/4c cheese on one quesadilla so it covers every part, sprinkle 1/4c black beans mixture on top and then another 1/4c sprinkle of mozzarella on top of the black beans. Place other quesadilla over top and place in greased pan over medium/high heat. Spray top of quesadilla with pam and when bottom has browned, flip over. Remove when other side is browned and cheese is oozing out sides. Repeat 3 times to make remaining 3 quesadillas. Serve with plain greek yogurt & fresh salsa.