Cheesy Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas (#1126)

Mexican Main Vegetarian Healthy
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For The Black Bean And Corn Filling

  • 1/2 cup Corn fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1 1/2 tsp Olive Oil or canola oil, or any vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion minced, or finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic or to taste, minced
  • 3/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/3 cup Black Beans cooked
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice fresh
  • 1 Salt to taste, optional

For The Tortillas

  • 2 Flour Tortillas (8 Inch)
  • 3 oz Cheddar Cheese or monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Jalapeño Pepper pickled and minced
  • 1 Olive Oil or canola oil, for brushing


  1. To make the filling:
  2. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  3. Stir in corn and cook, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes, until starts to brown and pop, about 5 minutes.
  4. Place browned corn into a small bowl, and set aside.
  5. Heat olive oil in the skillet over medium heat until hot.
  6. Stir in the red onions and cook until softened and browned, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in garlic and chili powder and cook until fragrant, 40 seconds to 1 minute.
  8. Add black beans, stirring, and cook until heated through, 2 minutes.
  9. Bring the corn back to pan, mash mixture with spatula to mash beans lightly.
  10. Place the corn and bean filling into the bowl, add lime juice, season with salt, and stir until well combined.
  11. To make the quesadillas:
  12. Wipe out skillet with papper towels and return pan to medium heat until hot.
  13. Put 1 tortilla in the skillet and toast until soft and puffed slightly at edges, 1 minute.
  14. Flip the tortilla and toast until puffed and slightly browned, 1 minutes.
  15. Transfer the tortilla onto a cutting board or a flat working surface.
  16. Toast second tortilla while assembling first quesadilla.
  17. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of cheese and half of jalapenos if desired, evenly over half of the tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border around the edge.
  18. Add half of the corn and bean fillings on top of the cheese.
  19. Fold the tortilla in half and press to flatten.
  20. Brush the top with good amount of oil, sprinkle lightly with the salt if desired, and set aside.
  21. Repeat to assemble the second quesadilla.
  22. Arrange both quesadillas in the skillet, oiled sides down.
  23. Cook over medium heat until crisp and evenly browned, about 2 minutes.
  24. Brush tops with oil.
  25. Flip quesadillas with a spatula and cook until second sides are crisp and brown, about 2 minutes.
  26. Place quesadillas on the plate, cool for about 2 minutes, cut quesadilla into half, or third, whatever wedges you desire.
  27. Serve warm with sour cream and salsa if desired.
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