vegan ground meat quesadilla
A comforting recipe for a vegan cheesy and meaty quesadilla
- 4 tortillas of choice
- 200 gram vegan ground meat whatever brand you like best. for example, beyond meat
- 1 red onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 chili pepper finely chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp cumin ground
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
- 1/2 tsp all spice ground
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
- 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
- 200 gram vegan cheese shredded
Warm a pan over medium/high heat, add a splash of oil and cook the onion, garlic and chili for about 2 minutes. Add the vegan ground beef and cook this for 5 minutes. Add the tomato puree and spices and stir well, cook for 1 minute and taste for salt.
Assembling the tortilla
Lay the tortilla on a flat surface, cover half of it with some shreds of vegan cheese, add a bit of vegan ground "meat", top off with some more cheese and fold to close.
Warm a pan over medium/low heat and add a gentle splash of oil (about a tsp), place the tortilla and press lightly. Cook with a lid until the bottom is brown and crisp. Flip and press gently, cook without a lid until the other-side is crisp too.
Serve with some cilantro and sauce of choice. Here I used the blue garlic mayo from my cookbook. Enjoy!