Chefs today I prepared for you, Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Goat Cheese Quesadilla
Posted on March 13, 2012
CHA, CHA, CHA!
Maggie and I made these for the Chopped Dinner Party and they were a hit! There were a couple recipes out there but we pretty much made our own- so simple and delicious!
Preparing the sweet potatoes…
3 sweet potatoes, pealed, cubed and boiled
2 cloves garlic
sea salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp butter
Add the potatoes to a food processor and blend all ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste….set aside.
Preparing the black beans…
1 can black beans, rinsed
lime juice, to taste
1/3 cup cilantro, whole leafs
sea salt, to taste
Toss black beans, cilantro, a touch of salt and lime juice…set aside.
Preparing the chicken breasts…
2 chicken breasts, baked with spices/olive oil and shredded.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle olive oil on both sides of the breasts and coat with a mixture of – sea salt, pepper, cheyenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. Cook for 20-25 minutes, let cool for about 5-7 minutes and then shred with a fork and tongs. I have noticed that my dark baking sheet bakes chicken more evenly than my lighter baking sheets…note to self :0)
4 oz goat cheese
8-10 flour tortillas, toasted on stovetop with olive oil
Prepare each tortilla individually on the stovetop until golden brown on one side. Remove from the heat and add the sweet potato and shredded chicken on one side of the tortilla and add the goat cheese and black beans on the other side. Fold and enjoy!!
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the next Chopped Dinner Party!! :0) Can’t wait…it is going to be a blast AND we have already picked our theme! Any guesses?