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Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Sweet Potato Quesadilla

  • 1.5 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3-4 TB olive oil
  • 4 cup sweet potato (grated peeled)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp cumin (ground)
  • pinch cayenne
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup cilantro (finely minced)
  • lime (juice to taste)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 tortillas
  • sour cream (for serving)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a large pan set over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic in 3 tablespoons of the oil until the onions are translucent.

  2. Add the grated sweet potatoes, chili powder, cumin and cayenne and cook, covered for about 8-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

  3. When the sweet potato is tender, add salt and pepper to taste and remove the filling from the heat. Add the cilantro, if using. Squeeze 1/2 a lime over the sweet potatoes, mix, taste, and adjust with more lime and salt to taste.

  4. To bake the quesadillas, do as follows: Spread one-eighth of the filling and 2 tablespoons of the cheese on each tortilla. Bake until the cheese is fully melted and quesadillas are hot, approximately 15 minutes.

  5. Serve with more fresh lime, sour cream, and salsa if you have it.