Chorizo Black Bean Quesadillas

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
2 Servings
30 min

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner we wanted to whip up a Mexican inspired dish but with pantry staples. Welcome out Chorizo Black Bean Quesadillas to the mix of recipes! Most of these items you likely have sitting in your pantry right now just waiting to be made into something delish. And what better time with Cinco de Mayo. Our normal Cinco de Mayo celebrations previously included get togethers with friends or neighborhood events. This year will be a little, um, different for us staying home.

Phillip and I are making these cheesy and spicy quesadillas with a batch of his famous margaritas! To top it off we are dunking these pantry staple quesadillas into our  guacamole. We haven’t been able to find any fresh jalapeños at the grocery store recently so instead I added some red pepper chili flakes to our guacamole to give it the kick we love. Normally I would say to try the canned version but most of them are pickled. Pickled jalapeños and fresh jalapeños are VERY different. So do yourself a favor and not try that, instead incorporate a spice to give the flavor you desire.

Chorizo is such an amazing pork to use for Mexican dishes but if you cannot find chorizo at the local grocery store try this with another meat. While this dish is called Chorizo Black Bean Quesadilla, a good spicy Italian sausage might also give this quesadilla the flavor intended. Speaking of flavors, the spice mixture we use in our quesadillas is key. If you are a fan of spice like Phillip and I then go for it. Add away to this dish. If that is not your thing, then maybe lessen the cayenne and add in a little additional cumin and onion powder.

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Chorizo Black Bean Quesadillas
Recipe details
  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 lb chorizo
  • ½ cup yellow onion
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup corn
  • 4 tortillas
  • 3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Heat large skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Mix all seasoning ingredients into a small bowl or container
Add chopped onion and chorizo and saute until chorizo is fully cooked
While chorizo is cooking, drain and rinse the corn and black beans
Once chorizo is cooked remove from pan and leave a tiny bit of the grease for the tortillas to absorb
Lay down your first tortilla and add cheese, a sprinkle of seasoning, black beans, corn, chorizo and onion mix, cheese again, another sprinkle of seasoning and finally layer on the topper tortilla
Over medium to low heat add the quesadilla to the pan and cover
After 5-7 minutes carefully flip the quesadilla and cover for an additional 5-7 minutes
Both tortillas should be a golden brown and the cheese should be fully melted
Remove from heat and let sit 2-3 minutes before cutting
Cut and serve with your favorite topping
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