Smashed Yam & Black Bean Quesadillas

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Smashed Yam & Black Bean Quesadillas

Postby Anne » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:22 pm

Serve with salsa, guacamole or plain yogurt for dipping.

1 lg yam, peeled and cut into chunks.

1 TLB olive oil
1 small onion diced small
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
2-3 cups cooked black beans, well drained
sea salt to taste

Brown Rice, Whole Wheat or Corn (what I use) Tortillas.
Spinach or arugula leaves
Grated organic cheese (opt)

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Pur yam chunks into baking dish and add about 1/4 inch of water. Cover and bake for about 35 mins or until very tender.

2. To make the beans, heat a large skillet over med heat. Add the olive oil, then onions. Saute for about 5-7 mins or until tender.

3. Add cumin, chili powder, black beans and salt. Mash with a fork as you heat them with the onions. Continue turning and smashing until you like the consistency.

4. In a clean 10" skillet, add one tortilla then spread a layer of black beans, spinach leaves and cheese if desired. Then add a few chunks of yams and smash them with a fork. Top with another tortilla. Heat over med heat for about 2 mins then flip the quesadilla and heat the other side for another 2 mins. The trick to making these is to make sure you don't add too much filling.

5. Transfer to a plate and cut into slices with a pizza cutter.
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