Recipe by MOTTSBELA
"The flavor and texture of mango goes well with black beans and Cheddar cheese in this easy main dish. The recipe uses vegetarian chicken substitute, but real chicken would work just as well."
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1 (15 ounce) can
black beans, drained
red bell pepper, chopped
mango - peeled, seeded and diced
1 (6 ounce) package
seasoned chicken-style vegetarian strips (such as Lightlife Smart Strips®)
6 (10 inch)
1 (8 ounce) package
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (4 ounce) jar
jalapeno pepper rings
1 (8 ounce) jar
We loved this recipe, I let my 15 year old select our menu for the week and this was one of his chooses. He loved it so much, he has been raving about it to his friends
The smushed black beans didn't taste that great...definitely needs some salt, and still overpowered the rest of the quesadillas.
I really enjoyed this. I did make a fair few changes though, mostly because I didn't have all the ingredients. I used real chicken, for one. I didn't have black beans, so used half a can of 'mixed beans'. Didn't have arugula, but added fresh cilantro instead. Also added corn kernals and cumin (because I like it). Only down side is that some of them were a little messy to move without the filling falling out. But good recipe. Loved the mango in it for something different!
This was a great recipie I used homemade flour tortillas and piled it on big it made a great meal for the family and helped me to use up the extra mangos I had. The black beans added bulk and protien that helps with my semi vegatarian diet. For the the end product I put the quesadillas in a low temp ovenon a pizza pan instead of the skillet.
The flavor was really good, and would have been even better if we had a riper mango. I didn't add the cayenne or the chili pepper because I can't handle the heat lol. We used pinto beans instead of black beans as well.
I feel like this recipe wasn't quite a four star recipe but it deserved more than a three star. It delicious and very filling, however I did not add the veggie strips. I think maybe two pinches of oregano and two pinches of dried basil would add for more flavor, but I liked the fact that there wasn't to much cheese and using whole wheat tortillas made it a pretty healthy recipe with the beans and all the veggies.
Interesting and delicious take on the standard quesadiilla. I recommend dicing the mangos very small as the sweet taste is a nice addition but when you bite into a larger chunk the contrast becomes a bit too severe. The seasoning is spot on.
I made a variation of these one evening for dinner. Decided to throw in a couple cans of shredded chicken breast and after preparing the ingredients in the skillet I baked the quesadillas in the oven for a healthier alternative. They were very tasty and I would definitely make them again. Thanks for sharing
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 503
** Calories from Fat: 218
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