Pressure Cooker Black Bean Quesadillas

  • Preparation 40 MIN
    Cooking 40 MIN
    Sinking 12 H
  • Servings 4
Make this black bean quesadilla recipe in your RICARDO electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.


Black Bean Filling



Black Bean Filling

  1. Place the black beans in a bowl. Generously cover with water and let soak for 12 hours or overnight at room temperature. Add water as needed to ensure the beans remain covered. Rinse and drain.
  2. In the pressure cooker, combine the beans with the broth and salsa. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and select the Bean function. Set the machine to cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Release the pressure manually, and remove the lid. Select the Steam function. Add the corn and cilantro. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning. Drain if the mixture is too liquid.


  1. Lay the tortillas on a work surface. Sprinkle 3 tbsp of cheese over one half of each tortilla. Top with about ½ cup (125 ml) of the black bean filling and another 3 tbsp of cheese. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling, pressing down lightly.
  2. In two large non-stick skillets over medium-low heat, brown four quesadillas at a time in the oil, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Cut into triangles. Serve with sour cream and salsa.


The black bean filling is even better the next day, when it has soaked up all of the flavours. You can prepare the filling in advance (it will keep for 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator) and make quesadillas any night of the week.

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