Grilled Tempeh and Mushroom Quesadillas

Grilled Tempeh and Mushroom Quesadillas

Serves 4 to 6

A delicious new twist on an old-favorite, grilled quesadillas have a wonderful smoky flavor. Serve with lime wedges, your favorite salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound assorted wild mushrooms (such as stemmed shiitake, cremini, oyster), sliced
  • 1/2 pound button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages tempeh, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Canola oil
  • 12 (6-inch) whole wheat or flavored tortillas
  • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Lime wedges for garnish (optional)
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Method: 

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chile powder, cumin and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms, onions and salt and cook until mushrooms are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tempeh and cook 2 minutes more, or until heated through. Remove skillet from heat. Add cilantro and toss to coat. Set aside to let cool, about 10 minutes.

Preheat grill to 350°F (a medium fire). Lightly brush 6 of the tortillas on one side with oil. Place tortillas, oil side down, on a large nonstick baking sheet. Divide mushroom mixture equally among the tortillas and top with cheese, distributing to equal thickness. Top with remaining 6 tortillas, and brush tops with oil.

Gently slide quesadillas onto the grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until heated through and golden brown. Remove from the grill, set aside to let stand for 2 minutes, cut into wedges and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:890 calories (370 from fat), 41g total fat, 15g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 1150mg sodium, 102g carbohydrate (11g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 44g protein
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