Tuesday, September 8, 2009

24 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup coarsely grated low-fat
1 item Monterey Jack cheese
1 item thinly sliced jalapeño pepper
8 item small tortillas (7-inch)
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup cubed avocado
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Mash half the black beans with potato masher until smooth, and mix with remaining whole beans. Spread equal parts beans, cheese and jalapeños on four tortillas. Stack a second tortilla on top of the filling. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Put two quesadillas in the pan, pressing down with spatula to close. Cook 2 to 4 minutes on both sides. Repeat with the remaining two quesadillas. Dice avocado, then toss with the lime juice and salt. Serve atop the quesadillas.

4 Serving/s
Nutritional Information
Per serving: 380 calories, 47 grams carbohydrate, 15 milligrams cholesterol, 16 grams fat, 17 grams protein, 807 milligrams sodium.