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Wild Mushroom Quesadillas With Warm Black Bean Salsa

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon (Twice Around The Pan, Plus Some For Drizzling)
  Crimini mushroom 16 , stems trimmed and thinly sliced (Caps, Baby Portobellos)
  Portobello 4 , halved and thinly sliced (Caps)
  Shiitake mushrooms 16 , stems removed and thinly sliced
  Black pepper To Taste, coarse, freshly ground
  Salt To Taste
  Fresh thyme/1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Flour tortillas 4 Large (12-Inch Diameter)
  Sharp white cheddar cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded
For salsa
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (Once Around The Pan)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded and chopped
  Canned black beans 15 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Corn kernels 1 Cup (16 tbs), frozen
  Sun dried tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Smoky barbecue sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat sauté the sliced mushrooms seasoning with pepper, salt and thyme in oil for 10 minutes such that mushrooms are dark and tender.
2. Transfer to a dish removing from heat.
3. To make the salsa, return skillet to the stove over medium heat and in olive oil sauté the onions, garlic and jalapeno pepper for 2 or 3 minutes.
4. Add the beans and corn and stir in sun-dried tomatoes and barbecue sauce.
5. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving dish.
6. In a griddle pan or large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat cook 1 tortilla in a drizzle of oil for 1 minute, then turn it over.
7. Over half the tortilla sprinkle 1/2 cup sharp cheddar and cover with 1/4 of the cooked mushrooms.
8. Over top of the filling fold the plain half of the tortilla and with a spatula gently press down.
9. Cook the filled quesadilla for 30 seconds to a minute longer on each side to lightly brown and crisp the outside and melt the cheese.
10. To a large cutting board remove the quesadilla or to a warm oven transfer to hold, then repeat the process for the remaining quesadillas.

SERVING
11. Cutting each quesadilla into wedges, serve with warm salsa for topping.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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