Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas


I don't know about you but I'm definitely on a budget these days. These past couple of months have been pretty expensive so I'm trying to eat every meal I can at home and make those meals cheap. Budget Bytes is one of my favorite places to find inexpensive recipe ideas. That's where I found one of my all time favorite simple spicy noodle recipes as well as this quesadilla idea. I usually stick to boring old cheese quesadillas but why do that when you can add delicious inexpensive ingredients? A can of black beans and some frozen corn will run you about $2 total and it makes the quesadilla way more filling. I definitely recommend it!

Ingredients:

  • shredded cheese (I used monterey jack and cheddar)
  • black beans
  • frozen corn (or canned... or fresh of course)
  • cilantro
  • taco seasoning
  • tortillas


I don't have exact measurements for this because it's one of those 'do whatever you want' kind of recipes. Basically I just mixed everything together in a bowl and put it in between two tortillas. I'm not going to tell you how to fry up a quesadilla because you probably already know how.


Beth of Budget Bytes also had the brilliant idea of making a few quesadillas and freezing them. That way you can grab one in the morning and heat it up for lunch at work. Genius!

8 comments:

  1. Kid, I want one (or two).

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    1. If I add chicken they'll be the way better version of your Trader Joe's quesadillas!

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  2. Yuummm, those look great and I feel you on the budget front! I'm totally going to check out that website! Thanks!

    xo Becky

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    1. You'll love it, Becky. So many great cheap meal ideas!

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  3. They look so yummy, I cant wait to try this one on the weekend and I'm defiantly checking out the website.

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    1. Thanks! You'll really like that website!

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  4. Hi there! These look great! Just wondering if you cooked the beans beforehand? I'm planning on using canned black beans that have been drained and rinsed.

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    1. That's exactly what I used. I just mixed them (cold) in with the cheese and cilantro and corn and they warmed up when I fried the quesadilla. I actually didn't even defrost the corn. :)

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