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‘dillas November 12, 2008

Filed under: Appetizers/Entrees,Recipes — Yvette @ 12:26 am

This recipe is a healthy twist on quesadillas and is quite delicious.  I call them ‘dillas because there is no cheese.  Fun nutrition fact, about 70 to 80 percent of the calories in cheese comes from saturated fat.  So, if you’re feeling you could deal without the extra fat one day, but still want some comfort food, try this recipe out.  I use sweet potatoes in place of the cheese.  Sweet potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins A and C.  I know this may sound weird, but my mom and sister both give their approval 🙂

You’ll need:

  • a package of tortilla wraps

For the filling:

  • 1tbs canola oil or any sauteing oil
  • 1 large sweet potato or 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 16 oz. can of black beans
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • half an onion chopped
  • 1 pepper chopped

The last two ingredients are not vital.  If you don’t like peppers or have trouble digesting onions like me, you can completely leave these out, or throw in any veggies you like.  Either way it’ll still turn out well 🙂

For the guacamole:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 glove of garlic minced
  • 1tsp lime juice (or lemon juice if you have that)
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne (if you want it spicy, if not leave it out)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

You can either cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave which will take about 10 minutes each, or you can bake them in the oven.  The microwave is quicker, but you’re going to sacrifice a bit of taste.  I’ve never made them in the oven for this meal.

1. Bake the potatoes first to allow them time to cool while you’re preparing the filling.

2. Meanwhile, place the canola oil and 2 cloves of garlic in a small pot over low heat.  When the garlic has become a bit fragrant throw in the beans and veggies.  Saute for about 10 minutes.

3. While the filling is cooking I usually make the guacamole.  The guacamole is the easiest part, you just peel the avocado, mash it up in a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients 🙂

4. After the beans and veggies are cooked put them in a bowl.  Scoop out the insides of the sweet potato and add it to the beans and veggies, stir the mixture.

5. Spread the filling over half of the tortilla all the way to the edges, then fold it in half pressing the tortilla together.  Place the tortilla in a frying pan on medium heat for a couple minutes on each side.


4 Responses to “‘dillas”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Yay new recipe!

  2. Michelle Says:

    Yes yes we definitely do approve of the ‘dillas.

  3. Michelle Says:

    i’m making these tonight but with yams, pita bread, and no beans 😦

  4. Yvette Says:

    I’m glad people are using my recipes! Hope you enjoy!

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