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Quick Quesedillas

Things are moving very quickly and chaotically this week. We are in the middle of moving and I've just gone back to "real" work after being home with the kiddos for close to 5 years! I may run a bit short on posts in the next week or so while I'm trying to do all the super fun moving requirements. I'll need to get at least a little settled and transfer my Internet service and (maybe most important) I need to hook up the stove and refrigerator. I will no longer have a "teeny tiny" kitchen; it is not large by any means...I think I'll call it fun-size! So, since I'm starting to pack everything away in boxes, we've had to come up with meals that are not labor (or kitchen utensil) intensive. Last night it was quesedillas. This allowed me to cook a small chuck roast I needed out of the fridge. Shredded Beef Quesedillas w/ black beans & cheese by girlichef

Place a small beef chuck roast in a pan. Add some onion, garlic & herbs. Fill to cover with water. Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cook until fork tender (couple hours). Remove from pot. Fork shred once cool enough to handle. If you like, strain broth and use for another purpose. For the salsa, put any tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic and chile combination you like into a pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower and simmer until tender (~10 mins.). Place all solids in blender. Season to taste w/ salt & cumin. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a pat of butter (or spray pan or use a dry pan). Place your tortillas on the skillet (how many depends on size of tortillas & skillet). To one half of a tortilla, add some cooked black beans. Stir together some of the salsa and the shredded beef, then add to the tortilla. Add shredded cheese. Flip other side onto fillings. Cook until golden on each side.

Cut into wedges and serve with lettuce, sour cream & more salsa (or any of your favorite toppings/sides). Tuck in!

I'm also going to send this post over to Gloria to enter in the Taco Tuesdays at Tex-Mex Foodies! Thanks for hanging in there with me while I push through all of my transitions. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY! WIN SOME AWESOME SEA SALT & A PINCH BOWL TO PUT IT IN!!!!!!! Just see my sea salt post from April 1st (no fooling), follow the "rules" for the contest...and leave a comment after that post! Deadline for entry is April 4th at 11:59 P.M. eastern time (U.S.)....(that's tonight, by the way).