How to Make Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Three Parts:Preparing the Sweet PotatoMaking the Quesadilla Cooking the Quesadillas

Thinking about becoming a vegetarian? Think the food is nasty? It isn't. Here is a really tasty meal (or appetizer) with zero meat products.

  • Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (19 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (or another cheese of your choice)
  • cooking spray

Part 1
Preparing the Sweet Potato

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    Place peeled and chopped sweet potatoes in a saucepan, covered with salted water and bring the pot to a boil.
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    Reduce the heat and simmer the potatoes at a medium low temperature. Do this for about 15 minutes.
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    Drain the potatoes and put into a bowl.
    • Alternatively, you can roast the sweet potatoes. This will give them an extra flavor that you won't get with boiling them and it's a lot easier.
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    Mash the sweet potatoes and mix in the cilantro, chili powder, and the salt.

Part 2
Making the Quesadilla

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    Heat the frozen corn in a microwave safe bowl and warm it up. With a high setting, it will take about 1 or 2 minutes.
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    Spread about 1/4 cup of the sweet potato mixture onto a tortilla.
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    Cover the potatoes with 1/4 cup of the black beans.
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    Sprinkle on about a tablespoon of the corn.
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    Sprinkle 1/4 cup of your cheese over the quesadilla and cover with a tortilla.
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    Repeat the process until you have all 4 quesadillas.

Part 3
Cooking the Quesadillas

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    Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
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    Put the quesadilla into the pan and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
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    Slice into quarters and serve.
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    Finished.

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Categories: Vegetarian