• 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ red capsicum, deseeded and chopped
  • 400g can Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes
  • 400g can Wattie's Black Beans in Springwater, drained
  • 1 cup Wattie's Supersweet Corn Kernels
  • 6 flour tortilla (gluten free, optional)
  • 1 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese
  1. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and red capsicum and sauté until the vegetables are soft. Pour over the Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Stir in the Wattie’s Black Beans and Wattie's Supersweet Corn Kernels. Continue cooking for a further 5 minutes or until the beans and corn are hot. Remove from the heat.
  2. Preheat a sandwich press or use a frying pan over medium heat. Place a tortilla on the base plate. Spread about ½ cup of the hot mixture over one half of the tortilla. Sprinkle with grated cheese and fold over to enclose the filling. Cook for 3–4 minutes or until the quesadilla is crispy and hot, turning once if cooking in a frying pan. Repeat for the remaining tortillas. Cut into wedges and serve with salad greens.

Top Tips

  • This recipe gets the Healthy Pick for Light Meals and Sides.
  • This filling can be served in burritos or over rice if wished.

Made With

Mexican Style Tomatoes

Ripened on the vine under the Hawke’s Bay sun, Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes are diced and blended, then seasoned for an authentic Mexican flavour.

Black Beans

Wattie’s Black Beans are super versatile and are a great addition to or replacement for meat dishes.

Heated or eaten as is, they are delicious from morning to night in Mexican cuisine such as burritos and tacos or simply used in dips, salads, soups and casseroles. 

Corn Kernels

Juicy golden supersweet corn kernels, grown under the sunny Gisborne skies where the ideal combination of high sunshine and rich soil creates the perfect conditions for our corn to thrive.

Rate and Review

63 Ratings

Reviews (63)

brad's Review | Rating

Typo in the ingredients doesn't list the cheese component. It's the glue of a quesadilla.

Reply from Food in a Minute team

Hi Brad,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have now updated the ingredients list to include cheese.

The Food in a Minute team

Rod's Review | Rating

so easy and super tasty. Making it again tonight but with some mex spiced chicken as the kids dont believe its actually food with out some form of meat haha

Kirsty's Review | Rating

The kids just LOOOOOVED this meal and I did too - so that alone means it's a winner in this house. Hubby thought it was ok but he's a carnivore and it didn't stop him going back for seconds.
Cheap, quick and easy. Loses one point because the only downside to making quesadillas is that mum has to keep going up and down putting more quesadillas into the sandwich press.

Judy's Review | Rating

Theses are very tasty! There's an easy tortilla recipe in the Edmonds cookbook that we used. Love the mix of flavours!

Tania's Review | Rating

That sounds soooo yummy. Better stop at supermarket on the way home so I can make it for tonight's dinner.

julia's Review | Rating

The Mexican tomatoes will give it an interesting flavor and I wouldn't normally think of using the black beans as a filling, I use kidney beans but this will be interesting variation to try.

Tracey's Review | Rating

All the family enjoyed this. So quick and easy with great flavours.

Kirsty's Review | Rating

This recipe combines all of my favourite foods so if you're a fan of anything Mexican and vegetable related like I am you are onto a winner! Easy healthy meal on busy days.

Jan's Review | Rating

I am not a fan of capsicum so I added zucchini instead. Enjoyed the dish, will definitely do again, so easy.

Sarah's Review | Rating

Quick, cheap, easy and delicious. Even my meat loving brother couldn't fault them

kristy's Review | Rating

OK not so popular with the kiddies think I will add mince next time

Nicola's Review | Rating

Really tasty and so easy!

Arthur's Review | Rating

This was quick and easy to prepare, and tasted pretty good too.

Nicole's Review | Rating

Was delicious, I added quorn mince to it too as I am vegan and used vegan cheese etc but either way easy, fast, yum

Megan's Review | Rating

Such a yummy recipe, can't go wrong with Mexican!

Mary's Review | Rating

A lovely luncheon dish as a change from toasted sandwiches. I would love to try it in our toasted sandwich maker.

shannon's Review | Rating

A very quick easy meal, the kid help make this so it its very family friendly and very tasty delicious meal.

rachael's Review | Rating

love quick fix with variety of colour :)

Allecia's Review | Rating

This is such a quick and easy recipie that the whole family enjoy. Perfect for those days you forget to take meat out of the freezer before going to work.

Janene's Review | Rating

The combination of black beans, tomato and corn makes for a delicious and nutritious meal. Quick and easy too.

Judith's Review | Rating

Have bought all the ingredients for this one as it looks fabulous- even my picky son is asking when we are having this one !

Jill's Review | Rating

I've made these - so easy and not expensive and everyone seems to like food wrapped in "bread", whether cold or hot! (I used a drained tin of Watties corn kernels 'cos I didn't have any frozen corn, and it turned out fine.) I also served with lots of lite sour cream! And my nephew wanted cheese on top - melted! Fab!

greta's Review | Rating

So tasty and easy to prepare

Paul's Review | Rating

Is easy to make and tastes good. Is also good with a bit of salsa.

Vicki's Review | Rating

Good flavour and interesting textures, quick and easy to prepare.

Frances's Review | Rating

A great recipe for Friday or Sunday night quick meals. Something different and easy to prepare.

Anakya's Review | Rating

I am vegetarian (and have some Mexican heritage) so this recipe was perfect for me. Easy and very tasty. Filling too. Enjoyed the black bean variation and you can easily add more chilli if desired. Sweet corn balanced flavours nicely.

vicki's Review | Rating

Easy to do and so tasty. Will make again
Cheers Vicki

june's Review | Rating

Kids love the melted cheese and the easy eating quality of the quesadillas. A tasty and healthy treat

Jill's Review | Rating

Sounds delicious, especially with cheese of course!

Shane's Review | Rating

Our family loved these - Quick, easy and cheap. A winner here

Katherine's Review | Rating

These are cheap and easy, a good way to use up leftovers and hide veges

Shuna's Review | Rating

Great recipe. Would never have thought of using black beans in this way. I would not have knows how to eat black beans without this recipe. My first time eating them but definitely not the last.

Tracey's Review | Rating

Lots of flavour in this recipe. Very easy to make and the kids loved it. Will definitely make this again

Sandra N Alan's Review | Rating

I know this is at no cost to me but I only received the can of black beans today/
Oh and I didn't ask for black beans I asked for chickpeas, which it states on the letter I received in the box

Reply from Food in a Minute Team

Hi Sandra,

We are sorry to hear you received the Black Beans instead of the Chickpeas. We will send a Chickpeas out to you immediately.

Rebecca's Review | Rating

Yum for a Friday friends and family finger food night. Easy and tasty.

MARIANNE's Review | Rating

Had this for lunch today - super easy and super tasty!! My 13 year old son who is vegan - used some vegan cheese and no sour cream - and still full of flavor - very filling too - great for a growing teen - after school/bedtime snack - Delicious!!!

Joanne's Review | Rating

I'm not a really big fan of beans but this meal is amazing, looks like we will be cooking it more

Kellie's Review | Rating

Quick, easy and delicious, ingredients were not expensive so makes it a cheaper meal. might try it with diced cooked chicken next time. Black beans are a nice alternative to red kidney beans.

Arthur's Review | Rating

This is a good recipe, I have never used black beans before but they're ally made it. Quickly and easy and we will do this again definitely.

Robert's Review | Rating

I just add a few pieces of slice jalapeno chillie and it's just like real Tex Mex food. Great recipe.

Alison's Review | Rating

Absolutely brilliant recipe quick and easy to make with lots of flavour will definitely be making them again

Helen's Review | Rating

Yummo! I added a bit of Taco seasoning to make it more Mexican flavoured. The Black Beans were nice. My husband refused to east them when he saw the can but he loves corn and cheese and was surprised the beans were fine!

Wendy's Review | Rating

A meal that can be had at any time of the day. Quick to prepare and the kids love it!

Louise's Review | Rating

Nice easy recipe to follow. Great Mexican flavours. I may try this again with some added jalapeno for the adults for more of a kick!

Willy's Review | Rating

This was delicious, really fast and simple. I added some Green Japapeno sauce and was awesome!! THanks!

Rob's Review | Rating

Simple, easy and successful. Awesome stuff!

Diane's Review | Rating

Easy to prepare and kids loved it

Imelda's Review | Rating

Just what I love, a recipe that is quick and easy to prepare without sacrificing flavour!
Sure to be a family favourite.

Angela's Review | Rating

Quesadillas are my favourite! I haven't tried making them myself until now.. but its pretty easy with a sandwich press - which I'd never thought of.

Maria's Review | Rating

Great vegetarian alternative to and a nice change from the beef enchiladas we usually have. Easy option to switch to as most of the ingredients are what I use for the beef enchiladas anyway and the 'method' is similar too.

desiree's Review | Rating

Yummy and delicious. Easy meal the kids love!

Abby's Review | Rating

A nice easy and quick weekend meal which the 8 and 2 year olds both loved. It's the kind of recipe where you could easily add any other leftovers you have in the fridge. We added mushrooms and some shredded chicken to some and they were all good!

Jenny's Review | Rating

Quick and easy to make, family loved these xx

Vanessa's Review | Rating

Really enjoyed making these, Quick and easy. I added some cooked chicken to make it more of a meal and my son loved them, especially with heaps of cheese and sour cream.

leonardus's Review | Rating

This dish was tasty, quick and popular. I will definitely do this again.

Suma's Review | Rating

Perfect recipe for dinner, quick and easy recipe, the kids loved it. A definite crowd pleased.

Helena's Review | Rating

Quick and easy I enjoyed these especially with the addition of grated cheese and sour cream and sweet chill sauce served with a side salad

Kim's Review | Rating

Awesome for something abit different

Andrew's Review | Rating

Awesome taste, Quick and easy.

Tami's Review | Rating

looks amazing, def giving this a go

briar stride's Rating
Nicky Kaisa's Review | Rating

This was quick, easy and tasty, I added mushrooms, loved by all!!!