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Recipe: Black Bean Quesadilla

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Black bean quesadilla, with corn. Have I ever told you that Mexican food is my favourite? If I could only eat one cultural food for the rest of my life, I would be completely satisfied with Mexican. The spices, the rice, and oh, the cheese. Living in Dallas, Texas, I ate so much Mexican food and I never knew how good it tasted until I lived in the south. I’m a changed person because of it!

Okay – let us get started.

Ingredients

  • 4 flour/corn tortillas
  • 2 cups of black beans (pre soaked and cooked)
  • 15 oz can of corn
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 cups of cheese (depending on how much you like cheese!)
  • 1 tablespoon of Tex Mex seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil

First – gather your ingredients.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Slice your red onion and we’re just about ready to go!

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

In a pan with canola oil, cook the red onion and the spices for about 3 minutes. Then, add in the corn and the black beans. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Place in a bowl and set aside.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

While the onion, corn, and black beans are cooking, shred the cheese, and chop the green onion. We’re almost ready to build.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Time to stack. I started with a cool pan, mainly so I could take these pictures. When you’re building, you’re going to want to work quickly. Should take you 15 seconds to build the whole quesadilla, which will allow it to melt together and not be one sided.

Okay – to build.

Butter one of the tortillas, then place it in the pan, butter side down (hot, and work fast). Stack with cheese, the corn and bean mix, green onions, more cheese and then another buttered tortilla, butter side up.

Let each side cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on them…you don’t want them to burn.

The tricky part is flipping it. Now, to calm your nerves, it’s going to taste great regardless of how well you flip it. It might not look super pretty, but it’ll fill you up and taste amazing regardless. So, my only tip is to flip it fast. Hold the pan in your left hand and flip with your right…move the pan to catch the quesadilla and you’ll be good.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

See, looks great.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

That’s it! Cut and eat.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Serve with some avocado and some fresh cilantro and you’re all set.

Black Bean Quesadilla: 3ten.ca

Ah, today is a great day. Hope it’s a happy day for you, too!

See you again soon.

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