Posted by : RunnerBecky Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas Recipe
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You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this meat-free meal. I love cooking with black beans because they add lots of protein and I think they are just delicious. 


2 teaspoons olive oil

3 tablespoons finely chopped onion

1 (15.5) can of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (10 ounce) can of whole kernel corn, drained

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 cup of salsa

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

8 (8 inch) whole wheat (or flour) tortillas

1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided


  - Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. 

  - Stir in onion, and cook until softened (2 minutes or so). 

  - Stir in beans and corn, then add the brown sugar, salsa, and pepper flakes.

  - Mix well. Cook until heated through (3 minutes or so).

  - Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  - Place a tortilla in the skillet, sprinkle evenly with cheese, and then top with     
    the bean mixture.

  - Place another tortilla on top, cook until nice and golden, then flip and cook 
    on the other side.

  - Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. 

FYI - If you are a sour cream love like ME a healthier option is replacing your sour cream with plain Greek Yogurt. You'll NEVER know the difference... or miss the fat :)

Here is a great chart of other things Greek Yogurt can be a substitute for in recipes:

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Thanks, CHOBANI!

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