Black Bean Quesadillas {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Love making quesadillas in the skillet, but you can bake them on cookie sheets too! This simple vegetarian filling is perfect for a super-fast weeknight dinner that’s packed with flavor and pizazz! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 1 - cup(s) red salsa
  • 1 - Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 - Tbsp butter**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded Mexican blend cheese**
  • 8 - flour tortillas**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain both the black beans and corn.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the black beans, corn, salsa and taco seasoning.
  3. In a large skillet, melt half of the butter and place tortilla into melted butter and add a pinchful of cheese, then spoonful of the black bean mixture, then more cheese and then another tortilla on top. After 1 to 2 minutes grilling, carefully flip it over to toast the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese, and black bean mixture. Add more butter as needed.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve Black Bean Quesadillas with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open and drain 2 cans each of the black beans and corn.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the black beans
  • Half of the corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • Do not freeze the tortillas, butter, or shredded cheese. They can be frozen in their packaging, alongside this meal starter.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet and reheating the sauce. In another skillet, assemble and toast the quesadillas as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Black Bean Quesadillas

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat the filling in skillet. In another skillet, assemble and cook the quesadillas as directed.
Serve with salad.

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