Mar 23, 2015

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Breakfast Quesadilla

I made baked sweet potatoes to go with dinner and ended up with one leftover. So, I tossed it in the fridge and figured I'd use it for something later on. 

DON'T toss in the garbage or give to the dog!  Well, if you really want to give it to the dog, I guess your pup will love ya for it.  

I decided to use my leftover sweet potato to make breakfast quesadillas. Quesadillas are so versatile and you can put just about anything between two tortillas.  

This is a wonderful breakfast start and the sweet potato and black beans have great protein and health benefits to make it a healthy breakfast.

Two Servings

1 baked sweet potato
1/2 cup black beans (drained & rinsed)
3 scrambled and cooked eggs
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 tortillas (I used whole wheat)

1. Start with 1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans, 1 baked sweet potato, 3 scrambled & cooked eggs and 4 tortillas. I used whole wheat tortillas. 
(Shredded cheese not pictured). 

2. Cut the potato in half and scoop out the sweet potato into a bowl. 
Stir in the black beans along with any desired seasoning.  I used 
Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning.  Mix it all together. Since I used a 
cold potato, I did warm up this mixture in the microwave. This helps 
so you don't have cold spots in your finished quesadilla. 

3. Place 1 tortilla on a plate and sprinkle desired amount of shredded 
cheddar cheese on the tortilla.

4.  Spread only half of the sweet potato and black bean mixture on tortilla 
over the top of cheese.

5. Add just half of the cooked scrambled eggs on top of the sweet 
potato mixture along with more shredded cheddar cheese.

6. Top with the second tortilla and then repeat steps 3-6 for another 
quesadilla.  Now, you're ready to put in a skillet to heat and get that 
crispy crunchiness on the outside and the melty goodness on the inside.

7.  Spray a medium sized skillet with cooking spray, then warm over 
medium heat. Once skillet is warm, gently place 1 quesadilla in skillet.  
Place a heat proof plate and a jar on top.  This helps to 
press it all down and get everything to bind together.

After a minute or two, carefully remove jar and plate and with a spatula flip the quesadilla to grill the other side. Once again, replace the plate and jar on top. 

When it's a golden brown, remove from pan and cut into quarters. 

There ya go!  Your tummy will be happy and "Fido" will have to get spoiled another time!! 

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