Gluten-Free Black Bean Quesadillas


Super fast, super easy, healthier, clear-your-pantry recipe! My carnivore husband and six-year-old both love these. You can make them more or less healthy depending on your preference, and they can easily be vegan. I like to reincarnate any leftovers into breakfast burritos!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided, or as needed

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained

  • cup salsa

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder

  • 4 gluten-free tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Coat a heavy skillet with 1/2 tablespoon butter and melt over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Add black beans, corn, salsa, cumin, coriander, salt, and chili powder. Cook until reduced to your liking, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Melt remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Place 1 tortilla in the pan, top with a layer of Cheddar cheese, and top 1/2 tortilla with the bean mixture. Fold tortilla in half and cook until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cheese, and bean mixture.

Cook's Notes:

I used all organic ingredients in these. For the gluten-free tortillas, I used Ezekiel 4.9 Sprouted Grain tortillas; they came out really tasty! I also used a mild, smoky tomato salsa which was a big hit with the kid.

Use any cheese you like in this.

Feel free to swap butter out for oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
15g Fat
54g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1643mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 306mg 24%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 669mg 14%

* 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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