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Sweet Potato-Pepper Quesadillas by Leah

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    Sweet Potato-Pepper Quesadillas

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1 cup chopped green bell peppers

    1 cup chopped red bell peppers

    1 cup chopped red onions

    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (see note)

    1 clove garlic, minced

    2 teaspoons dried oregano

    1 teaspoon chili powder

    1 1/2 pounds yams or sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed

    2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

    1 1/2 teaspoons salt

    8 8-inch flour tortillas

    1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack (6 ounces) or cheddar cheese

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green and red peppers, onions, jalapeno, garlic, oregano and chili powder; saute 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are translucent. Place yams in a large mixing bowl and stir in pepper mixture. Add cilantro and salt; mix well.

    Place½cup yam mixture in center of 1 flour tortilla and spread evenly to within½inch of the edge of the tortilla. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons shredded cheese. Place another tortilla over filling to form a "sandwich." Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

    Line a baking pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortillas on pan so that edges do not touch. Bake 5 to 8 minutes, or just until cheese melts. Remove from pan with a spatula and cut each quesadilla into wedges like pizza. Serve immediately.

    Makes 8 servings

    Note: Wear gloves when handling fresh, canned, dried or pickled chilies; the oils can cause a burning sensation on your skin.
    Last edited by wishingstar; 07-12-2006, 08:01 PM.