Roasted Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas

"This recipe came from Wild Oats. It was great! I struggle with quesadillas, so I made them more like taco's, melting the cheese onto the taco shell first."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
18 wedges




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, toss together corn, red pepper, garlic, onion, and jalapeno pepper with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  • Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet, roast for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  • Remove when corn is carmelized.
  • Add beans to the same large bowl. Add lime juice, salt, and corn mixture, stir.
  • In a large saute pan, heat a teaspoon of olive oil. Place one tortilla onto the pan.
  • Add 1 cup of the corn and bean mixture and spoon evenly on the tortilla.
  • Add 2 oz of cheese.
  • Place the second tortilla on top, cover and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Flip the quesadilla carefully, cook for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan, cut into 6 wedges and serve with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and fresh cilantro. Repeat two more times for a total of 18 wedges.

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  1. Very nice! My husband (the meat eater) asked to have them again. I let the mixture sit for 30 mins or so once I mixed it together, and I think that helped mellow & combine the flavors. Also made them with just one tortilla, folded, which helped make them easier to eat. Thanks for a yummy recipe!
  2. Yummy! We used fresh sweet corn and I threw in a chopped tomato as well. Very good as quesadillas, though we were short on tortillas so made nachos out the rest. A very versatile recipe, and I'm looking forward to making it again in the wintertime with frozen corn and peppers from the garden :)
  3. I've made this recipe four or five times now and I really love it. I use it as a taco/burrito filling instead of quesadillas because flipping them was just too hard! This is one of the few vegetarian recipes that I have been able to feed my family with no complaint, but everyone really enjoys it. Thanks, prattandpratt



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