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Black Bean, Quinoa and Corn Quesadillas

Black Bean, Quinoa and Corn Quesadillas - YUM!! Lots of ingredients & flavors!!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 large quesadillas
Calories 382 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large Red, orange OR yellow Bell Pepper finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup corn frozen or freshly cut from the cob
  • 1 cup jarred tomato salsa
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 large flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped pepper, onion, and olive oil to a small saute pan and cook over medium heat until the peppers are soft and the onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the minced garlic the last minute of cooking and cook until fragrant.

  2. In a large bowl combine the cooked vegetable mixture, 1 cup of the cheese, black beans, quinoa, corn, salsa, half of the cilantro, and spices. Stir well to combine.
  3. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet on the stove-top over medium heat.
  4. Place 1 tortilla on a plate or cutting board, spread a 1/4 cup of the black bean mixture and then 1/4 cup of shredded cheese evenly over the tortilla. Place a second tortilla on top. Carry the quesadilla on the plate or cutting board over to the hot pan and carefully slide it onto the hot pan.
  5. Let the tortilla cook for a minute or so, until lightly browned, and then carefully flip it over and cook on the other side. The goal is to have warm filling and melted cheese without burning the tortillas, so keep an eye on things and lower the heat if the tortillas are cooking too fast, or if your stove tends to cook hot, start with a lower temperature.
  6. Remove the warm quesadilla from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Using a knife or pizza roller, cut the quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges.

  7. Serve right away additional salsa or some sour cream for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean, Quinoa and Corn Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 648mg28%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1280IU26%
Vitamin C 29.6mg36%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.