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Monday, January 10, 2011

Week 2: Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas #MeatlessMonday

As I said last week, I am trying to institute life changes not just focus on losing weight. These changes are going slowly but hey...change takes time - sometimes.

Today is Meatless Monday!  

This morning for breakfast I had scrambled eggs with onions and garlic in Arnold Oroweat Sandwich Thins. 

Later, I had vanilla yogurt with a crumbled peanut butter granola bar mixed into it. I didn't have a chance for my lunch. 

Dinner tonight we are having Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas. I found the recipe on All Recipes.com

Black Bean and Corn Quesadilla


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in beans and corn, then add sugar, salsa, and pepper flakes; mix well. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  2. Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the skillet, sprinkle evenly with cheese, then top with some of the bean mixture. Place another tortilla on top, cook until golden, then flip and cook on the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

What are you having for dinner?

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