Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla
Feel free to double this recipe for extras.
2 small-medium size sweet potato
1/2 c black beans, drained and rinsed
1-2 chipotle pepper*, roughly chopped and add a tsp of sauce to taste
1/4 tsp cumin ( I personally think cumin can overpower dishes so taste as you go, add more or leave it out.)
Chopped cilantro (optional)
Salt to taste
Peel, cut up and cook the sweet potato. I prefer steaming mine so they don’t get too soggy. Mash the potato, and add the cumin, chopped chipotle and adobe sauce, then mix well. Stir in the black beans. Less is more when you go to fill these.
Cook in a pan with a little Earth Balance. Fold one side over the filling and flip it after it starts to get golden colored. I use kitchen scissors to cut mine into 3 sections. Then top with salsa, sour cream (Tofutti brand) and serve.
Variations: I’ve added cooked chopped onion, garlic cloves, 1 tsp of cardamom, pesto as a layer to give the quesadilla color and a whole new flavor.
* Adobe Sauce in a can is sold in the ethnic section at most grocery stores. Depending on the number of ingredients you use they can get soft. I don’t recommend these for a buffet suggest you serve them soon after making. Utensils are better then fingers with this appetizer or meal. Enjoy! If you don’t have any you can substitute a little cayenne pepper. Tip- I put the whole can in a food processor and freeze extras in small sandwich baggies.