Ok first of all let me get this off my chest: there are a lot of confessions wrapped in this quesadilla.
- I may or may not have played accomplice after my friend's wedding, egging her on to open a wedding gift when her husband wasn't there and to tell him we didn't realize it was a wedding gift
- It may or may not have been a really really sweet book from his sister, that included all of their family's favorite recipes (yes we were feeling super guilty at this point)
- I may or may not have taken a picture of a recipe to try
- This is that recipe with some of my own little touches
- I don't think the married couple has even tried it.
- At first I couldn't stop laughing at the name "beet quesadilla" because I picture a quesadilla full of these guys:
Servings: 4 quesadillas
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
- 2 medium sized beets, unpeeled and sliced thin
- Beet stems (I cut off below the leaf and chopped it up)
- 1/2 can black beans, drained
- 1.5 Cup of greens (I removed beet greens from the stems and used kale removed from the stems), sliced
- 1/2 onion, sliced thin
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- Goat Cheese (to taste)
- Tortillas (I always eat Ezekiel)
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Add the onions, beets and stems over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Next add the garlic, beans, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley and greens and mix well over the medium heat for about 5-7 minutes (still stirring constantly).
Heap the mixture onto the quesadillas and add goat cheese to taste. I can't even believe how much I liked these! Harrison thinks he hates beets (surprise!) but even liked this!
Ok so I am newly really into beets so question: What are other good ways to eat beets?