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Black Bean ‘n’ Corn Quesadillas

Black beans partner up with spinach and corn in these easy and satisfying quesadillas from Susan Franklin of Littleton, Colorado. —Susan Franklin, Littleton, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 8 cups)
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mash 1 cup of the beans with a fork.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in corn, cumin, chili powder, mashed beans and the remaining beans; heat through. Stir in spinach just until wilted.
  • Spread four tortillas with bean mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Top with remaining tortillas. Place on two ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut each into six wedges.
Nutrition Facts
4 wedges: 358 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.
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  • Ellie
    May 14, 2019

    This is so tasty!

  • ECassar
    Nov 28, 2015

    Very easy - my daughter could make it. But we all agreed that it was too bland. Next time I will add salsa. We put it in the oven for 10 minutes, and it was too crisp. Next time we will watch it more carefully.

  • rena 55
    Oct 3, 2015

    I love quesadillas and black beans! These are so good and quick and easy to prepare. If you want them a little more hearty, add some rotisserie chicken to them.

  • bgeorg1
    Jul 1, 2011

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  • timdminerjr
    Apr 5, 2010

    Love this dish! Instead of spinach, I use cilantro. I use this in quesadillas and as a dip for tortilla chips.

  • amaclamat
    Jun 26, 2008

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  • Donna Thompson
    Mar 24, 2008

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