Recipe: Confetti Quesadillas

First, I want to apologize for my lack of posting recently. Things have gotten a little crazy around here with end of the semester (and graduation!) approaching. With that out of the way, I have a new recipe for y'all! These quesadillas are a great way to use leftover meat and is also vegetarian friendly. Also, it can be used as a "make your own" night and easy if you are serving a crowd with a mix of vegetarians and meat eaters. I made my own corn tortillas using masa harina, a corn flour specifically for tortilla making. You can find it at many grocery stores in the international, health food, or specialty food isles. They are simple to make and the taste is superior to anything you can buy pre-made. You can find the recipe on the package.

Confetti Quesadillas

serves 2


2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

4 oz white button mushrooms, diced

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced

1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced

12 4-inch corn tortillas

3/4 cup organic white cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2-3/4 cup cooked chicken, diced

1/2-3/4 cup black beans


1. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, 3-5 minutes.

2. Add garlic to pan and cook for 1 minute.

3. Add mushrooms, cumin, chilli powder, salt, and pepper to pan. Stir to incorporate spices and cook until mushrooms have released their liquid and darken, about 5 minutes.

4. Add red and green bell peppers to pan and cooks until softened, 5-8 minutes.

5. Remove vegetable mixture from heat and set aside.

6. Assemble quesadillas in the following manner. Lay one tortilla on a flat surface. Sprinkle on one tablespoon of cheese. Then, add 2 tablesppons of veggie mixture, 1 tablespoon of chicken, and 1 tablespoon of beans. Top with another tablespoon of cheese and another tortilla. For a vegetarian option, omit the chicken and increase beans to 2 tablespoons.

7. Cook quesadillas in a medium pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Serve with salsa and guacamole on the side.