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For our next football party.
Make and share this Black Bean, Zucchini, and Monterey Jack Quesadillas recipe from Food.com.
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch dice
- 1 large jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced
- 1⁄3 cup canned black beans, drained
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup ricotta cheese (drain if watery)
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 8 ounces monterey jack cheese, coarsely grated
- 1⁄2 cup creme fraiche or 1⁄2 cup sour cream (optional) or 1⁄2 cup Mexican crema (optional)
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat; add in the onions; stir/saute about 5 minutes until they begin to soften but no brown.
- Add in the zucchini and jalapeno; stir/saute 8-10 minutes until the zucchini is soft but still holding its shape.
- Add in the beans, oregano, vinegar, and salt; stir well to combine.
- Take skillet from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
- Add in the ricotta; stir to combine.
- Transfer mixture to a plate; wipe skillet with a paper towel but don’t wash it.
- Brush one side of each tortilla with the remaining oil; place tortillas on a work surface with oiled side down.
- Spread Jack cheese evenly over the bottom half of each tortilla, followed by the zucchini mixture.
- Fold the tortillas in half to enclose filling.
- Heat same skillet over med-high heat for 2 minutes.
- Place 2 quesadillas in the skillet, cover, and cook 2 minutes or until undersides are golden and cheese has begun to melt.
- Uncover and turn the quesadillas with a spatula; cook 1-2 minutes or until undersides are golden and cheese has melted completely; repeat with remaining 2 quesadillas.
- To serve, cut the quesadillas in half, drizzle with the creme fraiche, if using, and serve immediately.