Poblano Pork Sausage Quesadillas with Sweet Potato Wedges & Scallion Yogurt
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Poblano Pork Sausage Quesadillas

with Sweet Potato Wedges & Scallion Yogurt

35 MIN
2 Servings
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    These crispy quesadillas are loaded with melty cheese, smoky-flavored poblano pork sausage, and fresh poblano pepper, which get more deliciously smoky heat from ancho chile paste. You'll serve the quesadillas alongside roasted sweet potato wedges and a fragrant scallion yogurt dipper.
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    Poblano Pork Sausage Quesadillas with Sweet Potato Wedges & Scallion Yogurt
    Title
    • 1 15.5-Oz Can Black Beans
    • 3 oz Baby Spinach
    • 4 Flour Tortillas
    • 2 Scallions
    • ½ lb Sweet Potato
    • 1 Tbsp Ancho Chile Paste
    • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
    • 1 Poblano Pepper
    • ½ cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
    • 2 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
    Prepare & roast the sweet potato wedges
    1 Prepare & roast the sweet potato wedges

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Line a sheet pan with foil. Cut the sweet potato into 1-inch-wide wedges. Place on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 26 to 28 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    Prepare the remaining ingredients
    2 Prepare the remaining ingredients

    Meanwhile, thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Drain and rinse the beans. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the yogurt and sliced green tops of the scallions.

    Make the filling
    3 Make the filling

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced pepper and sliced white bottoms of the scallions. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the drained beans, sugar, chile paste, and 2 tablespoons of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the liquid has cooked off. Add the spinach. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until wilted. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Assemble the quesadillas
    4 Assemble the quesadillas

    Place the tortillas on a work surface. Top one half of each tortilla with the grated cheese and filling; fold the tortillas in half over the filling.

    Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish
    5 Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish

    Rinse and wipe out the pan used to make the filling. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Working in batches if necessary, add the quesadillas. Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and the cheese is melted (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping). Transfer to a cutting board; immediately season with salt and pepper. Carefully cut in half. Serve the cooked quesadillas with the roasted sweet potato wedges and scallion yogurt on the side. Enjoy! 

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    Prepare & roast the sweet potato wedges
    1 Prepare & roast the sweet potato wedges

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Line a sheet pan with foil. Cut the sweet potato into 1-inch-wide wedges. Place on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 26 to 28 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    2 Prepare the remaining ingredients

    Meanwhile, thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Drain and rinse the beans. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the yogurt and sliced green tops of the scallions.

    Prepare the remaining ingredients
    Make the filling
    3 Make the filling

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced pepper and sliced white bottoms of the scallions. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the drained beans, sugar, chile paste, and 2 tablespoons of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the liquid has cooked off. Add the spinach. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until wilted. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    4 Assemble the quesadillas

    Place the tortillas on a work surface. Top one half of each tortilla with the grated cheese and filling; fold the tortillas in half over the filling.

    Assemble the quesadillas
    Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish
    5 Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish

    Rinse and wipe out the pan used to make the filling. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Working in batches if necessary, add the quesadillas. Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and the cheese is melted (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping). Transfer to a cutting board; immediately season with salt and pepper. Carefully cut in half. Serve the cooked quesadillas with the roasted sweet potato wedges and scallion yogurt on the side. Enjoy! 

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