Appetizers and Snacks

Potato, Corn, Black Bean and Jalapeno Quesadillas
  • Complexity: Easy
  • Srv: 4
  • Total Time: 20 min


  • ½ lb. Washington Russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • teaspoon chili powder
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup no-salt added canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Scrub potatoes with vegetable brush under cold running water. Peel and thinly slice. Place in 3-quart saucepan and add cold water to cover. Over high heat, bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-high, cover and simmer until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. In large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, heat oil. Add onion, jalapeño pepper and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in corn and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in potatoes, beans, cilantro and salt.
  3. Place tortillas on cutting board. Top half of each tortilla with 2 tablespoons of the cheese, ¼ of the potato mixture and 2 tablespoons of remaining cheese. Fold plain half of each tortilla over the filling to form a semi-circle. Repeat for remaining t tortillas.
  4. Wipe out the skillet and heat over medium-heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until browned, cheese has melted and filling is hot, about 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and repeat with remaining 2 quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla in half and serve.