Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

Black bean quesadillas are great for those who do not eat meat, and are looking for a delicious Mexican treat. These quesadillas are a little bit spicy and a bit sweet for a perfect combination. They include ingredients such as black beans and corn, along with salsa and brown sugar. I added a pinch of red pepper flakes just to add a little more heat to the mixture. If you require meat in your quesadillas, feel free to add chicken or beef.  These are very easy and can be prepared within 30 minutes. They are great as a main course or even as an appetizer. Top with extra canned salsa or fresh Pico de Gallo. Enjoy.
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup salsa
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons butter (divided)
8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 ½ cups shredded Monterey jack cheese (or more)

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened (about 2 minutes). Stir in beans and corn. Add sugar, salsa, and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Cook until heated through.
Step 2: Heat large skillet to medium heat. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter. Place a tortilla flat into the skillet. Spread cheese all over the top. Place some of the bean mixture over the cheese. Place another tortilla on top of the bean mixture. Cook until the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown.
Step 3: Repeat until all tortillas and bean mixture are gone, adding butter as needed.
(Makes 4 Servings)


7 Responses to “Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe”

  1. Jenn — April 27, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    These look great. We love quesadillas and I am always looking for a new twist on them. I will definitely be trying these!

  2. Puppy — April 27, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m getting my menu together for Cinco de Mayo, and this will fit in perfectly!

  3. Sallie — April 28, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    These look delicious. We love quesadillas and black beans so I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

  4. Mommy D's Kitchen — April 30, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    Oh my goodness those look so good! I think I know what I’m making for dinner tonight! Thanks so much!

    Mommy D

  5. Taylor — May 4, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    Made these last night for a meatless monday meal and they were a hit!!! Note: I live with strict carnivores and I was initially met with resistance. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Liz from Simple Italian Cooking — May 6, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    I’m always looking for good vegetarian recipes, and Mexican food is a great way to find some because of the use of beans.

    This recipe looks delicious and I think I’ll be making it very soon!

  7. Joy — January 29, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Made these tonight and they were fabulous. Better than any quesadillas I’ve made before! I added some diced zucchini (sauteed it along with the onion) and some chopped jalapenos (instead of the red pepper flakes), and topped them with quacamole in addition to extra salsa. Thanks!

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