I recently cut meat out of my diet completely. In my quest for new and interesting meals, I came up with these delicious quesadillas!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Place corn in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until warmed, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

663 calories; protein 25.8g 52% DV; carbohydrates 102.3g 33% DV; fat 16.9g 26% DV; cholesterol 29.7mg 10% DV; sodium 1517.1mg 61% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2014
Very good meatless recipe but is fab when spiced up a bit more. I doubled the corn, used 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, and added LOTS of cilantro. I tripled the chili pwd and added cumin, garlic pwd. cayenne, and anything else I thought would taste good! I used a mixture of sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, and just mixed everything together, except cheese, to simplify. Served it with avocado, sour cream, and salsa. Yum! Will absolutely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2019
Not my favorite. Didn't like the flavor of the mashed sweet potato w/everything else. Read More
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2014
Very good meatless recipe but is fab when spiced up a bit more. I doubled the corn, used 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, and added LOTS of cilantro. I tripled the chili pwd and added cumin, garlic pwd. cayenne, and anything else I thought would taste good! I used a mixture of sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, and just mixed everything together, except cheese, to simplify. Served it with avocado, sour cream, and salsa. Yum! Will absolutely make again. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
Tried this for dinner tonight, really good! I also went the lazy route, once the potatoes were softish, I poured the water off and added black beans and corn, garlic, chili, and onion powder to the same pot, then just mushed it all together. Spread on whole wheat tortilla and added spinach and cheese, and voila, dinner! Nice basic recipe that you could add lots of interesting things to, definitely a keeper. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
Delicious healthy and nutritious. I will make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2014
First time I made this recipe and EVERYONE loved it. My kids are 5 and 2.5 they globbed the quesadillas up!! I did make 2 sweet potatoes instead of 1. I also used 2-15 oz of black beans and omitted the corn. Here's a tip for the sweet potatoes; microwave them instead of boiling. After microwave wrap sweet potatoes in foil and let them rest for 10 mins. They will be nice and soft and fall off the skin; you don't have to peel or chop! Bottom line this recipe is fantastic! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2013
Meatless Monday winner! I didn't measure any of the spices; just used to taste, and added both garlic and onion powders as well. Short on time, I mixed the ingredients all together (minus the cheese, which I sprinkled on before topping with the other tortilla) instead of layering them, which worked perfectly. I used two medium sweet potatoes and seasoned black beans which jazzed up the flavor. Super easy to get on the table, nutritious, and delicious...a winning trifecta in my book. Served with sliced avacado and the MIL's homemade salsa, this dinner was a homerun. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2013
Found this online for my mom, who's a less than average cook. Easy to make, quick, and yummy. Gave it to an 8, 10, and 12 year old, they loved it (Very picky eaters). Only tweak would be to double the amount of spices in the sweet potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2013
Loved this recipe. I thought it wasn't spicy enough, so I added half a jalapeño, and some cayenne pepper, and extra chili powder, and mixed the corn and beans into the sweet potato. I used less salt; it isn't needed if it's spicy enough. Topped it with guacamole and salsa. Very tasty. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
so these are perfect. great alternative to a meat quesadilla; the sweet / savor combo is wonderful as a side dish for a meal. I Took this to a barbeque with salsa and guac on the side even cold they went over well. all gone! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2013
Pretty good but not wowed by it. The high sodium content is a distraction to an otherwise healthy appetizer (nearly half the sodium is attributable to the flour tortillas). Take note of the 1/2 teaspoon salt in the ingredients as there are two references in the instructions about adding salt... one when boiling the potatoes and another as a seasoning after mashing the potatoes. It s unclear if the specified amount is intended to be divided or not. So you may want to do a taste test before adding 1/2 teaspoon salt as a seasoning. Had to add other seasonings to make this more palatable (i.e. onion powder garlic powder and a dash of cayenne pepper). We had 10" flour tortillas and the recipe made three rather than four 8". Used a cast iron pizza pan to cook the quesadillas and a cake lifter which made it very easy to flip them over. At medium heat the cast iron pan caused them to brown quicker than the time stated in the instructions (i.e. about 2 to 3 minutes per side). Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2019
Not my favorite. Didn't like the flavor of the mashed sweet potato w/everything else. Read More