Black Bean ‘n’ Corn Quesadillas

Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.´╝îMakes: 6 servings

Black beans partner up with spinach and corn in these easy and satisfying quesadillas from Susan Franklin of Littleton, Colorado. —Susan Franklin, Littleton, Colorado

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mash 1 cup of the beans with a fork.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread four tortillas with bean mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Top with remaining tortillas. Place on two ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut each into six wedges.

NutritionFacts

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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