Smoky Black Bean, Corn and Cheddar Quesadillas (#1618)

Mexican Main Vegetarian Healthy
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  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Chipotle Chili Peppers in adobo sauce, canned, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Corn frozen or fresh
  • 1 Salt And Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 Flour Tortillas, Whole Wheat or regular tortillas
  • 1 Scallions, Spring Or Green Onions sliced
  • 2/3 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 Salsa to serve, optional


  1. Heat the oil in a 8-inch skillet over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add the onions, stirring often, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the onions are soft and browned.
  3. Stir in the garlic, chipotle pepper with sauce, black bean and corn, and cook for about 3 minutes until heated through.
  4. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat.
  5. Place the flour tortillas on a cutting board or a flat working surface.
  6. Arrange half amount of black bean-corn filling onto one side of each tortilla.
  7. Spread it evenly to cover half of the tortilla, and leave about 1/2-inch space between the filling and the edges.
  8. Sprinkle equal amount of scallions and cheddar cheese on top of black bean-corn filling.
  9. Fold the other half of each tortilla over. Press to close.
  10. Heat a large nonstick skillet at medium heat.
  11. Place two assembled quesadillas side by side into the skillet.
  12. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese melts and the bottom side starts to become brown.
  13. Carefully flip the quesadillas to the other side with a large spatula, and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until golden and brown, and cheese completely melts.
  14. Place on serving plates, and cut into wedges.
  15. Serve warm with salsa if needed.
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