Quesadillas are a win-win for busy weeknight meals. They come together quick and easy, and are usually a tasty excuse to clean out leftovers from the fridge. In this case, the filling is made with canned black beans from the pantry and leftover corn on the cob.
Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Perillo
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Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas
Total:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet. Add the onion and garlic; cook until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the beans, corn and another tablespoon of oil if the pan seems dry. Season with the salt, cumin and pepper, and stir in the cilantro. Let cook over medium-low heat until the beans and corn are heated through, about 5 minutes. 

Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. 

Meanwhile, arrange the tortillas flat on a counter. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of cheese on one half of each tortilla. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the bean-corn mixture over the cheese. Top with another 1 1/2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold the filled tortillas into half-moons. 

Place 2 quesadillas in the skillet. Cook until golden on the bottom and the cheese has started to melt, 2 to 3 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the quesadillas, and cook until golden on the other side, 2 to 3 more minutes,. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas. 

Serve topped with pico de gallo if desired. 

Easy Swap In: We usually make the filling with leftover grilled or roasted corn, but frozen corn works great too. Don't thaw the corn-just add the frozen kernels to the pan with the black beans and allow 1 to 2 extra minutes for them to heat through.

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