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Quesadillas with Black Beans and Corn

Quesadillas are incredibly tasty and versatile - add or subtract ingredients as you see fit. They are great for lunch, snacks, or a light dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil, plus more for broiling the tortillas
  • 10 ounces frozen corn, thawed, or 3 to 4 ears fresh corn, kernels removed
  • 1 1/2 cups canned black beans, rinsed under cold running water and drained
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) coarsely grated Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 8 flour tortillas (7 to 8-inches in diameter)

Serves 4

  1. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the corn and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Add the black beans, bell pepper, cilantro, and jalapeno and stir well to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.  Remove from heat.  (Note:  The corn mixture can be made up to a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator.  For best results, reheat the corn mixture before assembling the quesadillas.)
  2. Arrange an oven rack 6 to 8 inches from the broiler heating element and preheat the broiler.
  3. Arrange half of the tortillas in one layer on a large baking sheet. Spread each tortilla with a little of the sour cream. Top the sour cream with the corn mixture, and then the grated cheese and green onions. Top with the remaining tortillas and brush the tops of each tortilla lightly with canola or vegetable oil.
  4. Broil the quesadillas until the tops are golden and crisp, about 1 to 2 minutes. (Watch them - they brown quickly!)
  5. Carefully turn over the quesadillas with a spatula and brush the new tops lightly with oil. Broil about one minute more or until the second side is golden and crisp.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve with extra sour cream on the side, if you like.

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