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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

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Kitchen Sink Quesadillas
From: Real Simple magazine These are really good, and you can cook all your quesadillas at once, which is nice
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 11-ounce can corn kernels, drained
  • ¾ cup salsa, drained
  • 1 8-count package large flour tortillas
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 to 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, sliced 1 inch thick
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl, combine the beans, corn, and salsa.
  2. Place 4 tortillas on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the black bean mixture on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and sandwich with the remaining tortillas. Bake until the cheese has melted, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the onion, cilantro, salt, pepper, lime juice, and oil. Add the lettuce and toss.
  3. Transfer the quesadillas to a cutting board. Cut each into 6 wedges. Serve with the salad.



  1. 1

    Loved this recipe. I didn’t include the onions, cilantro, lettuce, lime, etc., and it still was a delicious dinner.

  2. Wow! These are great! I couldn’t believe that there is no meat in them-they are so satisfying!! Thanks for posting this one! It is sure to become a staple in our family.

  3. 3
    Jane Maynard

    that’s what my husband said the first time we had them….at the end of the meal he looks at me and says, “you tricked me! I didn’t eat any meat and I’m full!” it’s a good recipe! 🙂

    ps…I often just skip the lettuce with the homemade salsa portion of the recipe, rachel. you’re not alone! 🙂

  4. 4

    I am so thankful I stumbled onto your blog!! I have been in such a rut cooking the same things all the time. You have so many wonderful recipes on here! I can’t wait to try them and tell my friends about your blog! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. These quesadillas sound delicious and easy to make! Putting them on our menu!

    Great meeting you at Mom 2.0!

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