Bean Corn Quesadilla

Quesadilla is a native of Mexico made using Flour or Corn Tortilla. This recipe gets its name from Tortilla and Queso meaning Cheese in Spanish.

The tortilla is filled with various stuffing like beans,corn,spinach,chicken,meat etc.The primary filling being Cheese. The tortilla is then folded into half with the stuffing in it and is warmed until the cheese within melts.
My recipe makes use of Red Beans and boiled corn as stuffing along with chopped onion and tomatoes.I made use of ready made tortillas available in the market.But the tortillas can be made at home too. If you like a healthier version one can use the usual soft whole wheat roti that is made in the Indian homes and follow the same procedure.

Preparation Time : 45 mins
Baking Time : 5-6 mins per tortilla
Serves : 1 tortilla = 1 quesadilla


 

Ingredients

3-4  tortillas
1/2 cup red beans / rajma - soaked for 6-8 hrs
1/3 cup of boiled sweet corn
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
fresh corriander chopped finely
Mozzarella cheese
Lime juice from a lemon
2-3 bay leaves
2 tsp red chilli powder
salt
butter

Method

  • Pressure cook the beans along with bay leaves,red chilli powder and some salt until soft but NOT MUSHY.
  • Boil the sweet corn until soft.
  • Drain excess water from the beans and corn & mix them in a bowl and adjust the level of salt and spice if needed.
  • Do not add too much salt we are going to add the cheese.
  • Prepare salsa by mixing the chopped tomato,onions,fresh coriander/cilantro,salt and 2 tsp lemon juice.
  • Grease the baking tray and preheat the oven at 400F.
  • Lightly butter the tortillas and put the buttered side down on the baking tray.This helps the tortillas to crisp evenly when put in the oven.
  • Spread some grated cheese and top it with the beans ,corn and the salsa. 
  • Spread the salsa and then finally some more grated cheese and then fold the tortilla into half .
  • Push the filling in tightly so that it doesn't spill out.
  • Place the tray into the oven and bake for about 3 mins and then flip it over and cook for another 3 mins.
  • If you need it a little more crisp you can bake for a minute or two.
  • Cut as wedges and serve hot with chips and some salsa.

Stove Top Method
Heat a tava /griddle and place the folded tortilla on the pan and cook on one side until the cheese begins to melt and the flip over and cook on another side till the cheese melts completely.

Notes
  1. Lettuce,spinach,guacamole can also be used as a part of the filling.
  2. I used a little tomato ketchup for added flavor and the mild sweetness.
  3. You can also use chilli sauce or some hot sauce if you prefer to have spicy quesadilla.



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