Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas
Servings: 4 quesadillas
Sweet potatoes, black beans and quinoa come together to make an easy and healthy quesadilla.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed *see notes
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked **see notes
- 4 flour tortillas whole wheat tortillas are good too
- 1 lime cut into 4 wedges
- cheddar cheese
- sour cream
- 3 cups cooked black beans or 2 cans-drained and rinsed
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 2 garlic cloves or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅔ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon coriander
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
In a saucepan on the stove, saute the onions in olive oil until they start to become tender. Add the garlic and saute for 30 more seconds. Add in the rest of the bean ingredients and stir well to combine. Let simmer on stove for about 5 minutes, or while you prepare other quesadilla ingredients.
Quesadilla Assembly (see photo above)
Starting with a plain tortilla, take a large spoonful of sour cream and smear all around the tortilla.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese onto ½ of the tortilla.
Add a heap of mashed sweet potatoes onto the cheese and smooth out. Half of the tortilla should still be empty, other than the sour cream.
Add ¼ cup of quinoa on top of the sweet potatoes, followed by spoonfuls of black beans.
Finish the burrito by squeezing the juice from one lime wedge all over the quesadilla contents and sprinkling the top with cheese. Fold the clean side of the burrito over to make the quesadilla.
Using a griddle, or other non-stick pan, grill the outside of the quesadilla over medium-high heat for about 1 ½ mins per side, or until golden and crispy. ***
Eat and enjoy! Can be dipped in hot sauce, salsa or guacamole.
I usually get 4 quesadillas out of ingredients when making these for adults, but when I make them for children I fill each quesadilla less full and can get 6 instead. Also, there might be extra black beans in the end, and they are delicious served over rice for another meal.
*sweet potatoes can be cooked in the microwave for approximately 8 minutes.
**Quinoa can be cooked on the stove or the instant pot.
***see blog post to learn how to bake these in the oven instead of grilling.
Black bean recipe comes from "Quick and Easy Black Beans" by Our Best Bites
Sodium: 805mg | Calcium: 327mg | Sugar: 1.2g | Fiber: 17.5g | Potassium: 1072mg | Cholesterol: 42mg | Calories: 618kcal | Saturated Fat: 10.6g | Fat: 21.2g | Protein: 27.6g | Carbohydrates: 81.5g | Iron: 6mg