A few weeks before our first baby was due, I went into a cooking frenzy. To you and the rest of the world, this means “nesting” but to my husband, it means “frenzy”.
Because that is literally was the last few weeks of being baby-free was to us…an absolute mad house of rushing to get our act together before baby #1 joined us.
We bought a big deep freezer and needed to fill it up with meals that we could dine on for months after our baby was with us.
These black bean quesadillas were the very first meal that we made for our freezer, and we dined on these little jewels for one whole month. And we still didn’t get tired of them, because they have become a staple in our house now.
This is a fantastic freezer meal. It’s cheap, it’s full of flavor, and it’s incredibly quick to whip up.
I mean, I was almost 9 months pregnant when I first made these and it was a breeze.
It’s that easy.
Just combine all the ingredients together, spoon some into a tortilla, fold over and freeze.
Black Bean Quesadillas
What you’ll need:
3 cans of black beans, rinsed
1 bag of frozen corn
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
3 stalks of green onion, chopped
8 oz. of pepper jack cheese, shredded
1 tsp. garlic salt
8-10 flour tortillas, burrito size
- Combine all ingredients except for the tortillas in a large bowl.
- Taking one tortilla at a time, scoop about 1 cup worth of the mix onto half of the tortilla. Fold over the other side of the tortilla to close. Repeat with remaining mix and tortillas.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
To freeze: after assembling the quesadillas, layer them onto baking sheets, single-layer and put them in freezer to flash freeze for 2 hours. Once mostly frozen, take them out and wrap them individually with plastic wrap. Place the wrapped quesadillas into a large freezer zip-lock and place back in the freezer for later use.
To serve: take any number of frozen quesadillas out from the freezer, unwrap and place on foil-lined baking sheet. Place frozen quesadillas in 375 oven for 20 minutes.