Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas Recipe

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (19 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • cooking spray
  1. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Mash sweet potatoes and mix in cilantro, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Place corn in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until warmed, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup sweet potato mixture onto 1 tortilla; cover with 1/4 cup black beans and 1 tablespoon corn. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese atop corn; cover with a tortilla. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings.
  4. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat; cook 1 quesadilla in the hot pan until cheese is melted and beans are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas; slice into quarters.