Shredded beef & black bean quesadillas with salsa verde

Surprise your family with a mouthwatering Mexican-inspired dish
Nicky Ryan




Heat oil in a large, deep heavy-based pot over a medium heat. Add onion, garlic, cumin and paprika. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes until soft. Finely chop chipotle chillies and add to pot with 2 tablespoon of the adobo sauce from can. Add stock, tomatoes, and paste and stir until combined.


Add meat and stir. Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 2 hours or until meat can be easily pulled apart. Lift meat from pot and transfer to a large plate.


Continue simmering sauce, uncovered, for 15 minutes until thickened. While liquid is simmering, pull meat with two forks until shredded. Return meat to pot with sauce, add beans and stir until combined. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.


To make green salsa; put all ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture forms a pesto like sauce.


Spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and put over a medium-high heat. Spread 6 tortillas with ½ cup of the shredded meat mixture and top each with ¼ cup cheese. Top with remaining tortillas and spray with more oil.


Cook tortillas in pan for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden and crisp. Cut into wedges and serve with green salsa, salsa picante and sour cream.

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