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Confetti Corn Quesadillas Recipe

"This easy and convenient meal is easily changed to fit any family's picky eaters. You can even sneak in protein, dairy and veggies and the kids will never know this is relatively good for them. I try to keep a batch in the fridge for a quick and hearty lunch." Carey Hunt, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 10 flour or whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • Sour cream, salsa and guacamole, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients.
  • 2. Lightly brush oil over one side of each tortilla. Place two tortillas, oil side down, on a griddle. Spread 1/2 cup cheese mixture over half of each tortilla; fold over. Cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted.
  • 3. Cut into wedges. Repeat. Serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 293 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 575 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.