Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas


My vegetarian husband goes crazy over these every time! They are really cheesy, a little bit spicy, and a little bit sweet. Feel free to play around and add chicken or veggies, if you desire. Don't forget the salsa and sour cream!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 small quesadillas


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in beans and corn, then add sugar, salsa, and pepper flakes; mix well. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

  2. Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the skillet, sprinkle evenly with cheese, then top with some of the bean mixture. Place another tortilla on top, cook until golden, then flip and cook on the other side. Melt more butter as needed, and repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

    close up view of sliced Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas on a blue platter and salsa in a bowl
    Allrecipes Magazine

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
15g Fat
46g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 733mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 332mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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