I know what you all are thinking - black bean and sweet potato quesadillas?!?!  I wasn't sure the first time I made these either, but let me tell you, the mixture of black beans, spinach, sweet potatoes & Monterey Jack cheese, well these were all a match made in heaven.  Personally I would have never thought of that combination, but now that I have tried it, I'm glad someone over at Cooking Light Magazine threw these ingredients together! 
½ cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves minced
1 TBL olive oil
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 TBL fresh squeezed lime juice
1 TSP dried oregano
1 TSP ground cumin
8 10 inch flour tortillas
1 ½ cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Baby spinach

In a large skillet, cook onion & garlic in olive oil till tender.  Stir in black beans, lime juice oregano, cumin; heat through & set aside.

Layer tortillas with ¼ sweet potatoes, 1/8 of the cheese, ¼ bean mix, a layer of spinach, another 1/8 of the cheese & top with another flour tortilla, make 4.
Grill uncovered on low for 4 minutes, flip and grill another 4 minutes.  (times vary per grill) You can also cook these in a skillet if you wish.
Serve with my homemade chunky salsa & guacamole!
1/4/2011 12:04:31 am

If you cook it, I will eat it.

1/4/2011 09:00:57 am

I love sweet potatoes..these sound really good, although, it always tastes better when you make it. How bout in Febuary??

1/5/2011 03:02:10 am

I'm adding sweet potatos to my list and am excited to try these!

1/5/2011 03:38:19 am

I made them tonight and they were DELICIOUS! All four of us loved them! I used pepper jack instead of regular monterey jack, just to add a little bit more zing. Yum. Yum. Yum. There's something about the sweetness of the sweet potato that works really well with the onion and smoky cumin in the beans. Quite, quite good. Thanks for sharing!


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