Saturday, March 13, 2010

north carolina sweet potato quesadillas

hey peeps! you gotta try my latest recipe: sweet potato quesadillas.

they were so delicious! hearty, fast, filling and easy! for best results, you have to use north carolina sweet potatoes...

2 medium north carolina sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
4 medium whole wheat tortillas
2 cup canned black beans
1 and 1/2 tsp turmeric
1 and 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 ounces of jalapeno monterey jack cheese, sliced
2 green onions, chopped on a bias
non-stick cooking spray

boil water. add cubed sweet potatoes and cook until tender (for about 10 minutes, depending on how small the cubes are). drain sweet potatoes and then mash coarsely. mix in turmeric, cumin, chili powder, and salt. heat black beans for about 1 and 1/2 min in microwave. layer sweet potato mash, beans, green onion, and cheese over half of each tortilla. fold tortillas over into half moons.

heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat. once hot, spray with non-stick cooking spray. grill quesadillas, turning once, so that each side is golden brown. slice each in half on a cutting board.

yield: 4 main courses or 8 appetizers

serving suggestions: goes great with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or simply on its own

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