Monday, April 27, 2009

meatless mondays

this has been a fave of mine since the first time i tried it.  long before sonny went vegetarian.  it is a recipe my friend erin introduced me to and it is from the moosewood restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant that has also published a wonderful line of cookbooks.  i remembered to take pics throughout the prep, but when it came to the finished just kinda ate it right away.  sorry!

Sweet Potato Quesadillas

 1 cups finely chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 cups grated peeled sweet potato (about 3 potatoes)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

generous pinch of cayenne

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup grated sharp cheddar (a cheese with a "bite" is best, but it's up to you)

Sauté the onions and garlic in the vegetable oil until the onions are translucent. 

Add the grated sweet potatoes, oregano, chili powder, cumin and cayenne and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. 

When the sweet potato is tender, add salt and pepper to taste and remove the filling from the heat.  

heat tortillas and put sweet potato filling on one side and a generous amount of cheese on the other.  hook them up, slice, and enjoy!


darbishar said...

These are soooooo good! I love when you make these and share them!

Tonya said...

YUM! I love sweet potatos in any form or fashion! I will have to try this out!

Liz_24 said...

Cool. I'll have to try it. We're making our own meatless meal tonight: Black bean and mushroom chili. I'll have to drum up some corn bread to go with it!

lani said...

ooh. i am so making this. :)