Thursday, August 26, 2010

Black Bean Quesadillas with Corn Salsa

This is so totally boring. I mean, it was quick and it was a nice way to cook quesadillas without having to flip them. But the meal itself is just boring. I wouldn't make this again.

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Black Bean Quesadillas with Corn Salsa
Cooking Light, March 2004

Heating all of the quesadillas at the same time in the oven is faster than cooking them one at a time in a skillet.

Quesadillas:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 cups chopped plum tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
15 ounces black beans -- drained and rinsed
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Cooking spray
3/4 cup preshredded Mexican blend cheese -- (3 ounces)

Salsa:
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 red bell pepper -- chopped

1. To prepare the quesadillas, preheat the broiler.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, 1/2 cup cilantro, and beans; cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Place tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup bean mixture and 3 tablespoons cheese; fold in half. Lightly coat tops with cooking spray. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts and tortillas begin to brown. Cut each tortilla into 3 wedges.

3. To prepare salsa, combine corn and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve with quesadillas.

Servings: 4

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