Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

Black bean quesidilla. Picture / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

1 Tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 green chilli, chopped finely
1 Tbsp taco seasoning
420g tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
420g tin black beans
1 cup corn kernels
2 spring onions, sliced
½ cup chopped coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
1½ cups grated tasty cheese
4 large tortillas
To serve: 150g sour cream, extra coriander leaves

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Heat the oil in a frying pan to a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes until softened. Add the taco seasoning, tomatoes and sugar. Cook for 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened.

3. Add the black beans and corn. Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Stir through the spring onions and coriander then season with salt and pepper.

4. Heat the tortillas in the oven for 3 minutes to make them pliable.

5. Spread the mixture over the soft tortilla. Sprinkle over the cheese and coriander. Fold the tortilla in half, then half again.

6. Place onto a baking tray and back into the oven for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tortilla a little crispy.

7. Enjoy hot with a dollop of sour cream.

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