Monday, November 17, 2008

Sweet Potato Quesadillas



We tried a new recipe tonight that was pretty tasty, healthy, and inexpensive. We're trying to learn to eat seasonally; this recipe also fits that bill.

Sweet Potato Quesadillas (from Simply in Season)

1 1/2 c. onion (minced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)

Saute in large frypan in 1 T. oil until translucent.

Then, add:

2 t. dried oregano
1 1/2 t. each dried basil, marjoram, chili powder
1 1/2 t. ground cumin (optional)

Cook another minute.

Add 4 cups sweet potatoes (cooked and mashed). Heat through, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Add salt and pepper to taste.

8 tortillas
1 c. sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

Spread about 1/2 c. filling and 2T sharp cheddar cheese on half of each tortilla, leaving a 1/2 inch border on the sides. Fold tortilla in half. Place on oiled baking sheets. Brush tops with oil. Bake in preheated oven at 400F until brown, 15-20 minutes. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Alternatively, you can use shredded raw sweet potatoes, sauteed with the onions and garlic until soft.

We used a food processor to shred to potatoes and chop the other ingredients which really made this recipe a snap. I forgot to add the seasonings, and it was still very tasty. Enjoy!

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