Ole!

I know that you are already aware of my love affair with Mexican food…I could probably eat it everyday…

Here  is a great, and easy quesadilla recipe…I keep extra tortillas frozen for just such an occasion!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas
(adapted from Ultimate Mexican, Better Home and Gardens)

1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1tbsp lime juice
1tsp dried oregano
1tsp ground cumin
8 tortillas
1 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup grated cheese, monteray jack or marble would be good choices
1 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves

In skillet fry onion until translucent, add garlic and saute lightly.  Stir in black beans, lime juice, oregano and cumin.  Heat through.
On a cookie sheet lay 4 of the tortillas.  Top each with sweet potato.  Top that with some of the cheese, then the bean mixture, the spinach then a final layer of cheese.  Lay the final 4 tortillas over and bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.  
Let cool for 5 min before cutting into quarters and serving with salsa, sour cream and/or Guacamole (quite possibly  my favourite thing to eat…next to cake that is!)

 

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