Black Bean – Sofrito – Avocado Quesadillas

This is a staple in our house. There’s more to quesadillas than just cheese. Try this recipe and your tastebuds will thank you.

Ingredients
Serves 4-6

For the black bean filling
1 cup sofrito (Recipe)
3 tbsp canola oil
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
1 large can black beans (about 2 1/2 cups), washed and drained
1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped

For assembling the quesadilla
1 cup guacamole (Recipe)
1 cup sofrito (Recipe)
Prepared black bean filling
1 tbsp butter
1 cup of shredded mix cheeses (monterey jack, pepper jack, asadero and queso)
2 large flour tortillas
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Method
Black bean filling

Heat oil over medium heat. Add the jalapeños and cumin powder. Fry for 30 seconds. 
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Add a cup of the sofrito mixture.  Mix well and let cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

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Take half the black beans and mash with a back of spoon into a rough paste. Add the mashed beans and the whole beans to the pan.

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Add 1/2 tsp salt, and cook together for another 5-7 minutes. Fold in the chopped cilantro, turn of heat and let this mixture cool slightly.

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Assembling the quesadilla

Get a cup of the sofrito and guacamole ready.

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Butter a non stick pan over low heat.

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Place a flour tortilla and start layering the fillings all in one half of the tortilla.

Place a generous spoonful of blank bean mixture, followed by a spoon of sofrito and guacamole. Top with shredded cheese and sprinkle cilantro over.

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Fold the tortilla over press gently with the back of your spoon. Let this side crisp for about 2 minutes.  Turn over and let the other side crisp, another 3-4 minutes. The cheese should be melty and both sides should be golden brown.

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Serve with more guacamole and/or sour cream.

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