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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

July 21, 2011

I got this recipe from a great cooking magazine I picked up recently: The “Ultimate Mexican” special edition of Better Homes and Gardens. I’m not sure how authentic their recipes are (especially the one I’m featuring here) but they’re definitely a cut above your usual tex-mex fare. I made some Enchiladas Suizas from the same magazine last week, but unfortunately forgot to post them! Look out for Oaxacan soup and Pulled Pork tacos in the coming months!

  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 14oz can of black beans
  • lime juice
  • dried oregano
  • ground cumin
  • 4 10” flour tortillas
  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 1 2/3 cups tightly packed spinach leaves
  • guacamole, sour cream or salsa.
  1. Wash, peel and roughly chop sweet potatoes. Cook in boiling water for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain, add butter and mash with a fork.
  2. Cook onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is tender. Stir in black beans, lime juice, oregano and cumin. Heat through, then set aside.
  3. Place tortilla in a lightly greased frying pan. Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of cheese on to one half of the tortilla. Place 1/4 of the beans, a 1/4 of the potatoes and a 1/4 of the spinach on top of the cheese. Add another 2 tbsp of cheese.
  4. Fold tortilla over to make a half-circle. Flip once (carefully) so both sides are browned and the cheese melts. Do the same with the other 3 tortillas.
  5. Place each tortilla on a cutting board and cut them into 3. Serve with guacamole, sour cream or salsa. Lime and cilantro always go nicely too!



4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2011 7:47 pm

    I just made these for my family, and they were delicious! I didn’t have an onion, so I substituted some thinly sliced red and yellow peppers. And the recipe made 6 quesadillas, so there was plenty left over for second helpings and lunch the next day. Thanks, Katie F.!

    • August 13, 2011 8:25 am

      Delicious! Sounds awesome Katie C. I haven’t made them yet but you know how much I love quesadillas, burritos, etc. etc. I’m glad your family is getting to know some The Dough Also Rises recipes!

  2. Jenn permalink
    September 25, 2011 7:16 pm

    These were so good. I made them and was really doing dramatic Mmmm sounds throughout the meal.

  3. February 25, 2012 3:15 pm

    Rave reviews for this all around. I accidentally pealed one too many yams, so I ended up making a huge batch. Great.

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