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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Roast Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas

There are a few tricks when it comes to making great quesadillas. Stuffing plays no small part in it. The day after Thanksgiving, that means turkey, along with shredded cheese (a good melting one like Jack or mozzarella-like Oaxacan string cheese), a secondary ingredient (you can go with leftover sweet potatoes or brussels sprouts or, as in this case, canned beans), and—and this is of vital importance—something pickled. Here's how it's done. More

Vegetarian: Sweet Potato and Black Bean 'Chilaquiles'

This Mexican "lasagna" is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian main dishes. The filling—a mix of roasted sweet potatoes, black beans and green onions— is sweet and subtly spicy; the homemade salsa, made from flash-roasted vegetables, is sneakily spicy; and, well, who doesn't love a generous layer of melted, almost-crispy cheese? This is one mutt of a dish I'll be returning to again and again this winter. More

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