Thursday, January 6, 2011

Corn Quesadillas

I'm not sure why these are called quesadillas, because they don't look anything like a traditional quesadilla, but it is fun to say:  "corn quesadilla's"  It's just more catchy than corn enchiladas, or something.  Anyway, I adapted this recipe from "the toddler cookbook".  This is one of the books my little one's got for Christmas.  And of course, they were great helpers.

These were really good!  For both kids and adults.  :D

1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 red or orange pepper, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups black beans
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs honey
corn tortillas
11/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

My measurements are probably not exact just eyeball it.

Heat oil in a pan and stir-fry onion and pepper for 3 minutes.  Add corn and black beans and cook for 2 minutes until the onion and pepper are soft.  Add vinegar and honey--after 1 minute remove from heat.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave so they will be easy to work with, you may want to do it in batches.  Spread half of each tortilla with a tbs or so of salsa.  Then add the corn mixture, and sprinkle some cheese.

Roll your tortilla and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

Top with cheese and broil for 1-2 minutes, until the filling is hot and the cheese topping is lightly golden.


Here's the the colors!

My little helpers... they are SO serious!

Before the broiler...

and after.

We topped ours with a little sour cream and avacados.  This is a pretty quick and easy meal to prepare.  Let me know what you think!


  1. I think you are supermom. Thanks for the post.

  2. What adorable pictures! And the corn quesadillas look AMAZING! Yum!! :)

  3. mmmmmm. Im coming over..:D

  4. are these the kids new aprons and hats?? Love them!