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Southwest 3-Layer Vegetarian Quesadilla
Southwest 3-Layer Vegetarian Quesadilla 1

Southwest 3-Layer Vegetarian Quesadilla

Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small red onions,
  • 3 red bell peppers,
  • 48 ounces Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™
  • 6 tablespoons garlic cloves,
  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 6 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 48 ounces black beans,
  • 3 1/2 ounces water
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 36 medium flour tortillas
  • 3 cups tomatoes,
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro,

Recipe Directions

1. Heat oil in a large pan. Sauté the onions, bell peppers and Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™ over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ground coriander, cumin, chili powder and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until crumbles are fully browned.
2. In a pan, heat the black beans over medium heat. Mix in 3 ½ ounces of water, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Set aside.
3. In a large sauté pan, pre-brown 12 tortillas on both sides and set aside.
4. On a flat surface prepare the quesadilla. Evenly place a thin layer of the sautéed onion mixture and black bean mix over the top of a tortilla. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes, cilantro and cover with pre-browned tortilla and repeat the process to create 3 layers. Repeat until all 3-layer quesadillas are made.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place the quesadilla into the skillet and lightly press until bottom is slightly browned and crispy. Flip quesadilla and repeat. Remove, cut into quarters and serve.