Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings: Orange-Chipotle Anasazi Bean Quesadillas

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Orange-Chipotle Anasazi Bean Quesadillas

This recipe is dedicated to Alice (in Veganland).
She declared her undying love for all things citrus when I posted about the Spicy Chipotle-Citrus Marinated Veggie Fajitas, and her comment reminded me of this other citrusy-spicy recipe I created awhile back.

Oh, and this is my 100th post! Wowsa!

I can only imagine what these tasted like in crispy tortillas, as I was only able to eat the filling (at least I could eat that!), and boy, it was good. Brett made some tofu sour cream to go with this and it complimented perfectly.

It may not look very pretty but don't be fooled, this is a sweet, tangy and spicy delicious meal. The spice level bordered on too much for Brett, so I may add the habanero just to my dish next time.

Orange-Chipotle Anasazi Bean Quesadillas
Serves 2.

1 cup Anasazi beans, cooked
1/2 yellow onion, minced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and minced
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and minced
2 serrano peppers, seeded and minced
1 habanero, seeded and minced (optional)
2-4 chipotle chilies en adobo, minced
1 tbsp adobo sauce
juice of one orange
1 tbsp brown rice vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup veggie broth
2 tbsp dried cilantro
Mexican oregano
white pepper

picante sauce

Heat a few tablespoons of water. Add the peppers and onion and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Place all the filling ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan. Simmer, covered on low for 30-35 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Layer mixture into warmed tortillas and top with guacamole, tofu sour cream and picante sauce.

'Til next time!


Alice (in Veganland) said...

Hehe, I'm reading this just after eating a lemon, so yes, I think my love for citrus is real. Thank you so much for dedicating me a quesadilla! You made my day :-)
I hope you can eat the whole thing soon!

VeggieGirl said...

What a delicious dedication to Alice :0) Yum!! NEver would have thought to use orange with beans/quesadillas.

Anonymous said...

Yum! That looks fabulous. I had my own craving for Mexican last night, and whipped up a variation of a taco salad.

Erin said...

I had quesadillas last night too! Yours look so flavorful and filling, hopefully soon you can indulge in the wrappers too.

romina said...

Ooh oranges! What a fantastic idea!

Happy 100th post!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

What a rocking recipe to celebrate 100 posts! I've enjoyed reading every one of 'em.

I love the idea of adding orange. You're so creative!

jessy said...

what an awesome idea - orange! yay for citrus! i'm going to have to try this one - dan adores habanero peppers! this looks glorious!

Bianca said...

Now this is definitely one that I'll be making someday soon. Wow! I know you say it doesn't look very appetizing or whatever, but it looks damn good to me! I too have much love for the citrus!

BTW, congrats on your 100th post! I just had mine last week and didn't even realize it until I reached 102.

Happy Herbivore! said...

anything citrus and im in. you know this :)

Danielle said...

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. I'm on my way over, I hope you saved some for me! ;) My family is having a Mexican-style BBQ, these are definitely going to be on the menu

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What an accomplishment--wow!

Your meal looks fabulous...I hope you can enjoy hard/crispy foods again soon!


Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

100 posts! Congrats. Keep up the tantalizing recipes and positive vegan vibe.

callina said...

OMG you had me at "Orange chipotle"....I've never cooked with anasazi beans before, so I'll have to look into them...I'm definitely going to try these sometime!

Lizzy said...

This looks so comforting, filling and perfect! As always, I can only give you thumbs ups =)

Ha ha, poor Brett! He has to handle quite a lot of heat when dining with you, no? =p

Lizzy said...

And HOORAY for the 100th post *throws confetti*

I told my best friend to make sure he checks out your blog, because it's so full of phenomenal mexican food!

Cookiemouse said...

Congratulationas on reaching 100 posts from another citrus lover, and also many thanks for all your thoughtful comments on my blog. Good luck with the next 100!

Cookiemouse said...

Congratulationas, um, I meant congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Alice - You really DO love citrus!

No problem, thanks for reminding me I had this recipe! It was really good, and I may not have remembered it for who knows how long!

Me too! :-)

Veggie Girl - Citrus and spice work very well together. When I first tried it, I thought I was 'going out on a limb', but the flavors were meant for each other.

Ve*ganChick - Thanks! Oooooh, I can't wait for you to blog about it, your Mexican food always looks SO GOOD.

Erin - I saw those, oh my Mexican goodness, I would love to have one of yours as well!

Romina - Thanks, and thanks! :-)

Chocolate Covered - Aw, thanks Katie, I really enjoy your blog as well.

Thank you! It turns out it's a great compliment to spicy food.

Jessy - Double yay for citrus! Habaneros are my favorite pepper, they are hot yes, but their flavor is unbelievable. I hope he (and you) like this if you make it.

Bianca - I hope you like it! Hahaha, I've come to 'not judge a book by it's cover', if it sounds good, I'll try it. If we only ate pretty things, who would have ever tried guacamole or an artichoke?!

Hahaha! I only noticed because I started the draft and then saved it. When I went back to finish the post, I noticed it was the 100th one.

CONGRATS ON YOUR 100 (or 102) POSTS! I've enjoyed your blog VERY much.

Happy Herbivore - :-)

Danielle - Hahahahaha! There actually were no leftover with this, if that tells you what a hit they were.

Ooooh, a Mexican style BBQ? Now, I'm wanting to head to your place!

Courtney - Thanks! I never thought I would get this far!

Thank you, it was really tasty. I'm getting there, I may be brave and try making a bean burger this weekend, soft bread might be a good way to start.

Lisa - Aw, thanks so much. I hope you continue to cook food that makes me drool and hungry (no matter how recently I've eaten)!

Callina - Hahahaha! It really is a good combination. Anasazi beans are really good, they have a subtle 'poultry-ish' quality to them. If you can't find those, pinto would work just fine as well.

Lizzy - :-) You are making me blush!

Yes, Brett suffers sometimes, but I try not to go too over board. This meal, I looked over and noticed him sweating as he shoveled food into his mouth. :-)


Aw, that's so nice of you. I hope he finds something of interest if he stops by!

Cookiemouse - Thank you so much. Citrus is the best too.

Thank you for blogging about issues that are truly important and having such an open mind and a big heart, your blog is truly one of my favorites, I know every time I go there I will either have my mind stimulated or my tummy stimulated. ;-)

Lizzy said...

Hahaha, the image that came up in my head when I read this was priceless =p

Ha ha, he was so funny! Yesterday he was like "I visit your blog daily..." and started talking about some bloggers and I was like "Do you know Veg*n Cooking and other random musings? You HAVE to check out her blog, she's the queen of mexican food!" "Really?" *eyes getting bigger and bigger while listening to what he can expect from the blog* =)

Rural Vegan said...

Oranges are a fantastic idea, this may be dinner tonight! Congrats on your 100th post too!

vegan addict said...

Those look so good! My boyfriend would love them-he enjoys spicy food quite a bit. I can take a shake or two of cayenne before my eyes tear up. I guess I need to toughen up!

And, you should really make the buns I posted about! They are really simple and really tasty!

Kumquat Peekapoo said...

Mmmm, looks wonderful! Sorry to hear you couldn't enjoy it in all its glory (in a tortilla).

My husband is making your green chile sauce and enchilada recipe for dinner tomorrow night. I'm so excited to try it!

Jennifer said...

Lizzy - It was pretty funny. I've gotta lay off the habanero a bit around him, at least not put it in the ENTIRE dish, just in my own. :-)

That's so sweet he visits your blog! Brett doesn't even look at my blog! At least not very often.

Aw, Lizzy you are so sweet, I really do hope he finds something he'd be interested in here.

Rural Vegan - Thank you! If you make it, I hope you like it! Thank you

Vegan Addict - Don't feel bad about not being able to 'take' excess spice, I give myself heartburn sometimes, not to mention, I've always been a bit of a freak about spice. If you can handle a couple of shakes of cayenne, I'd say you are doing well. If your boyfriend likes spice, I imagine he would dig on these.

Brett is the dough maker in our house and I actually showed him your buns (hehe) and the original recipe yesterday. He seemed interested. I think once I start making summer bean burgers, with him being out of class for the summer, I think I can convince him to try.

Kumquat - It's getting better. I'm going to try my luck with a soft tortilla tonight.

Eeeek! I hope you guys like it!