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black bean and corn quesadillas

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Patrice Manning
Athens, GA

Great combo of ingredients. I sometimes add beef or chicken, but they are tasty as is. Enjoy.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For black bean and corn quesadillas

  • 1/3 c
    frozen corn kernals, thawed
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil, plus more for brushing tortillas
  • 1/3 c
    minced red onion
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/3 c
    black beans, canned
  • 2 tsp
    lime juice
  • salt
  • 2
    flour tortillas, 8 inch size
  • 2/3 c
    pepper-jack cheese, 3 oz.

How To Make black bean and corn quesadillas

  • 1
    Heat a large nonstick skillet to medium high heat. Add corn and cook, stirring, until it becomes brown and pops. 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  • 2
    Heat 2 tsp veg. oil in same skillet, add onion and cook til softened. Add garlic and chili powder, cooking about one minute more.
  • 3
    Add the beans, cook for about 1 minute. Add corn back into skillet. Press mixture with a spatula to lightly crush the black beans. Transfer all to a medium bowl. Stir in lime juice.
  • 4
    Wipe out the skillet and return it to medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add one tortilla and toast it for about 2 minutes when it should puff and soften. Flip and cook the other side for about a minute. Remove the tortilla to a cutting board. Repeat cooking with the second tortilla while assembling the first.
  • 5
    To the first tortilla: Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese, half of the corn and bean mixture, leaving a 1/2 in. border. Fold the tortilla in half and press to flatten. Brush with oil, sprinkle with salt and set aside. Finish the second tortilla.
  • 6
    Place both completed tortillas in the skillet oiled side down. Cook over medium heat until well browned. Brush and salt the other side and flip them. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • 7
    Remove to a cutting board and cool for 3 minutes. Halve each quesadilla and serve with salsa, guacamole or sour cream. Enjoy!

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