Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Blogger Paula Jones of bell’alimento shares a family-friendly recipe for black bean and corn quesadillas.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 15 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 can (15.25 oz) whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 teaspoons Cuban seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 tortillas from 2 packages (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Burritos (8 Count)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In large bowl, stir together corn, beans, onion, Cuban seasoning, cilantro and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Place 6 tortillas on work surface. Equally divide bean/corn mixture among tortillas. Evenly divide cheese and sprinkle over bean/corn mixture on tortillas. Top each with second tortilla.
  3. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place 1 assembled quesadilla into hot skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Carefully flip quesadilla; cook other side 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.
  4. Cut quesadilla in half or into quarters to serve. Repeat with remaining assembled quesadillas.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
  • If you prefer not to make all six quesadillas at one time, place half of the mixture into a sealable container and refrigerate until you’re ready to cook.
  • Serve with sliced avocado and salsa, if desired.


  • 1 Serving Calories 0 (Calories from Fat nc);  Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 10 1/2g ,Trans Fat ncg);  Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 0mg;  Potassium 0mg;  Total Carbohydrate 61 1/2g (Dietary Fiber 4 1/2g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 0g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 3.50%;  Calcium 32.80%;  Iron 19.40%
  • Exchanges: nc Starch;  nc Fruit;  nc Other Carbohydrate;  nc Skim Milk;  nc Milk;  nc Vegetable;  nc Very Lean Meat;  nc Lean Meat;  nc High-Fat Meat;  nc Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: nc
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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