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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

With the hot weather we've been having, I don't always want to use my oven! Nor do I always want to eat a lot of meat! These quesadillas are light, yet simple and satisfying lunch or dinner.

2 tsp. butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 ½ c. frozen corn
1/3 c. salsa
pinch red pepper flakes
8 (8 inch) whole wheat tortillas
8 oz. shredded cojack or medium cheddar cheese

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until softened. Stir in beans, corn, salsa and pepper flakes. Mix well. Cook until heated through.

Place one tortilla in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with one-fourth of the cheese; then one-fourth of the bean mixture. Place another tortilla on top, cook until golden, then flip and cook the other side. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.


West Bend Citizen Advocate said...

We love to top these with guacamole and sour cream! YUMMMMY!

Nancy said...


Wanted to say that I bought your cookbook at a Taste of Home cooking show in West Bend. It's my favorite cookbook and I frequently visit your blog for some new creative ideas! Thanks!