Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kid Friendly Sweet Potato Quesadillas

We've been having a hard time with dinner lately with our 6 year old boy. Nothing tastes good apparently, who knew.

My solution, to try and find healthy meals that my husband and I will enjoy, and that the kids will eat and want seconds.  This recipe was mission accomplished!

Here it goes:

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, cubed, and boiled (10 minutes)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1-15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • handfull of cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, plus extra for topping
  • 10 - 6 inch wheat (recommended) flour tortillas
  • 1.5 cups shredded chicken (I used leftover chicken)
  • 1-2 cups monterey jack cheese (recommended, but you can use any other cheese)
  • Toppings of your choice: sour cream, salsa, fresh tomatoes, cilantro, etc..
  1. In a heated skilled, heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, cilantro. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then add black beans and cook a few more minutes to heat them through.
  2. Add the cubed/boiled sweet potato to the skilled, as well as the sour cream. Use a hand blender to blend mixture into a puree (this is the trick to getting kids to eating veggies--next time I will add spinach in this mixture, mwuahaha!)
  3. Heat another pan. Add a couple spoon-fulls of the mixture onto a tortilla and spread to cover, add some shredded chicken and then some cheese, and top with another tortilla. Place in the heated pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and repeat.

Enjoy friends!

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