Butter Bean Quesadilla

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I make cheese and tomato quesadillas a lot but I’m trying to up my fibre intake and I thought beans were the way to go. I didn’t want to cook the beans twice over, so prepped a quick filling within minutes. This way the beans remain nutritious and I’ll have a happy healthy me!

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They were really yummy that I ended up eating more than I should have. I really have to start controlling my portion control!…Today we are having chilli and mushroom penne. I’m already thinking about our next meal! I am terribly addicted to food! Lol!

See you all soon with the pasta recipe, much love, D x

INGREDIENTS

1 tin butter beans, drained & rinsed
1 onion chopped crescent shaped
2 plum tomatoes sliced thinly
2-3 handfuls of grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp cumin & coriander powder
Sprinkling of chilli flakes and garlic powder
Salt to taste
Olive oil to pan fry

Ready made tortillas

METHOD

Take all the ingredients apart from the oil and mix well, until all is combined and nicely coated/seasoned

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Heat a non stick frying pan on a medium heat with a little olive oil. Place the tortilla in the pan, add a few tablespoons of the butter bean mix on one half and fold over

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Cook on both sides until the cheese has melted and the beans have warmed through

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Roasted vegetables with a garlic butter bean mash

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Mashed potato, a recipe that appered no later than 1747 by Hannah Glasse in The Art of Cookery shows that it has been around for a very long time. We all have our ways and different versions of mash so I thought I would share mine with you all. I’ve added butter beans to make it even more satisfying and it goes really well with the potato that my husband didn’t even realise there were beans in it. The roasted garlic takes it to another level with the aroma and flavour to go with it! Whilst the tasty med veg takes on the chilli and each others juices are absorbed into one another during roasting. Stunning on its own but even better with the mash!

INGREDIENTS

1 medium aubergine diced into 2 cm chunks
1 large onion
8 garlic cloves in skin
1 large courgette sliced
1 yellow bell pepper diced in chunks
250g cherry/mini plum tomatoes
Olive oil
Salt to taste
1/4 dried red chilli seeds

For the mash
6 large white potatoes peeled and sliced into chunks
1 tin of butter beans
2 cloves of the roast garlic peeled
splash of milk
1 tbsp butter
Salt to taste

METHOD

1. Throw in all the veg including garlic into a baking tray. Drizzle the olive oil, add chilli seeds and salt and roast in the oven at 180ºc/350ºf/gas mark 4 for around 20~30 minutes until all vegetables are tender

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2. In a large saucepan boil the sliced potatoes til tender, drain and add 2 roast garlic cloves from the roast veg tray, the butter beans, milk, butter and salt to taste and mash until smooth

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3. Serve the roasted vegetables with the garlic bean butter mash. If your feeling naughty you could have a little more butter on top of your mash! You can clearly see I was from the picture below lol!

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