Though many quesadilla recipes are extraordinarily tasty, some of them are simply irresistible. I can’t name one that is my favorite, but I can name one that I love preparing often and that has been exceptionally successful in delighting all my guests and friends. This is the corn and black beans quesadilla. It is easy to make and you can serve it with various types of sauce. Moreover, this simple recipe doesn’t need many ingredients or spices that may prove difficult to find, and is what you may call a cheap recipe.
To cook it at home you need a couple of tortillas (you find them in supermarkets), some mayonnaise (low fat if you wish), cheddar cheese, canned beans and corn, green onions and salsa. The salsa you can also buy from the supermarket or make at home. I prefer the latter as it is much tastier and also healthier. For a basic salsa you need onions, tomatoes, tomato pasta, peppers and condiments (pepper, salt, oregano, cumin).
You begin the cooking process by mixing the salsa, cheese and the mayonnaise together in a pot. Put them away until the quesadilla filling stage. Start the cooking process by placing one tortilla in the tortilla maker. Spread the mixture made with the salsa, the mayonnaise and the cheddar cheese on top of it. After this, add the beans, corn and onions in even quantities on the surface of the tortilla. On top of all that add a second tortilla and close the lid of the maker. Don’t forget to sprinkle the mixture of mayonnaise, salsa and cheddar cheese on the second tortilla as well, for a better taste.
Though you can cook this dish using a skillet as well, the advantage of using a specialized utensil is that you won’t have to turn the quesadilla to have it fried on both sides. Moreover, you can set the maker to fry the tortilla more or less, according to your taste.
At the end, you need to take out the quesadilla from the maker and cut it into several triangles of various sizes, depending on how many guests you have or how big you want the portions to be. Happily, some quesadilla makers are designed so that they cut it in pieces when they cook it. This is another great perk offered by this wonderful appliance, as it spares you the process of cutting the round tortilla by yourself, which often pushes the filling over the edges. It happens to me all the time.