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By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 28, 2012, 4:50 p.m.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

Quick, convenient and tasty, the alpha and omega of fast food that's actually good food.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 2-4


Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla


  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 medium-sized sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Dollop ready-made salsa (optional)
Cooking directions
  1. Poke holes in sweet potato and microwave 10 minutes, until soft.
  2. While potato cooks, heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add onion. Cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cumin, salt and pepper to season. Simmer until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Bank onions to side of skillet and add black beans. Heat 3 to 4 minutes and combine with onions.
  3. Remove potato from microwave. Cut lengthwise. Mash with fork.
  4. Heat extra oil in second skillet over medium-high heat about 2 minutes. Place tortilla in second skillet; scoop half of potato onto tortilla. Add half of black bean mix and cheese. Cook about 2 minutes. Cover with tortilla. Apply even pressure with spatula and flip. Repeat process with remaining ingredients.