Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas with Pepper Jack Cheese
- 1⁄3 cup frozen corn
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄3 cup red onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄3 cup black beans
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 flour tortillas
- 2⁄3 cup monterey jack pepper cheese
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno, minced
- Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot, about 2 minutes.
- Add frozen corn and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer corn to medium bowl.
- Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil; add red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and chili powder and cook 1 minute; stir in black beans and cook about 1 minute.
- Return corn to skillet and toss to combine.
- Press mixture with spatula to lightly crush black beans.
- Transfer mixture to empty bowl, stir in lime juice, and season to taste with salt.
- Wipe out skillet with paper towels and return pan to medium heat until hot, about 2 minutes.
- Place 1 tortilla in skillet and toast about 2 minutes.
- Flip tortilla and toast 1 to 2 minutes longer.
- Slip tortilla onto cutting board.
- Repeat to toast second tortilla while assembling first quesadilla.
- Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese, half the corn and bean mixture, and half of jalapeños, if using, over half of tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border around edge.
- Fold tortilla in half and press to flatten.
- Brush surface generously with oil, sprinkle lightly with salt, and set aside. Repeat to form second quesadilla.
- Place both quesadillas in skillet, oiled sides down; cook over medium heat until crisp and well browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Brush surfaces with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt.
- Flip quesadillas and cook until second sides are crisp and browned, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
- Transfer quesadillas to cutting board; cool about 3 minutes, halve each quesadilla, and serve.