Quesadillas with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 27, 2008

Anytime I can, I try to use fresh ingredients! Especially from my (little) garden! I have dreams of a large bountiful garden…and years to make that dream come true!

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Quesadillas with Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Yield – 4-5 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes (plus time for cooking beans)

Ingredients

  • 1 bag tortillas ($1.29)
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (or leftover chicken from crockpot meal) ($2 or free!)
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded ($.83)
  • 2 Corn Cobs ($.50)
  • 1/2 cup dried black beans, uncooked ($.15)
  • 1 Tomato, diced (Free from garden!) or 1/2 cup salsa ($.50)
  • 1 T Vinegar (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 T Oil (whichever you prefer)
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  • Soak beans overnight. Cook with lots of water on low for 2 hours or until tender. If you are in a rush, add a pinch of baking soda to speed up the cooking of the bean! When done cooking, rinse beans in cool water.
  • Shuck and boil corn cobs. Pull out and let cool. Cut off kernels. Mix with black beans, vinegar, oil, S/P. Add diced tomato or salsa. Chill or serve at room temp.
  • Place tortilla flat on lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and shredded chicken, then fold in half. Repeat until all the tortillas and filled and on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 6 to 7 minutes, flipping once halfway through. It will be ready when cheese has melted through and tortilla is crispy and golden.

My favorite tortillas come in bags of 10…so this will make 10 quesadillas! Plenty for us!

Cost $4.77 ($5.27 with salsa)

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