Not getting into too much detail here, besides the fact that these quesadillas were SO GOOD. I surprised myself with the outcome, and not to brag but my Mexican side was very proud of me. 

There are cheesless, which my Mexican side is screaming at me that a quesadilla without cheese isn't a quesadilla, but screw it, it is a quesadilla. I might re do them with vegan cheese thought. I have the feeling that they will be delishhhhh.

Ok, here it is the recipe. Enjoy!






  • 1 Sweet potato (already smashed will make it faster)
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • handful of cilantro
  • 3 oz of tempeh
  • 1 tbsp of liquid aminos
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce (canned)
  • 4 corn tortillas 
  • Avocado (optional)



  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F
  • Cut the sweet potato on half, place them facing down on a baking tray. I use parchment paper so it doesn't stick. 
  • Cook the sweet potato for at least 45 mins or until is tender.
  • With 15 mins to go, cut the tempeh into long pieces and mix with the liquid aminos.
  • Place the tempeh on a baking tray and let cook for the rest of time with the sweet potatoes. It will get a bit crispy on the outside. Flip around half way. 
  • Once the sweet potato it's done, carefully pill the skin off. Place the sweet potato on a bowl, and smash with a fork. Take the tempeh out and set aside. 
  • Cut the chipotle into little pieces. 
  • Add the black beans and cut chipotle to the sweet potato mash and mix. 
  • Pre heat a pan to low-medium heat. 
  • Place one tortilla on the pan. spread the sweet potato and black bean mix, add the cilantro, tempeh, and place another tortillas on top.
  • Let the tortilla crisp up a bit, than carefully turn around. Once both sides are a bit crisp, repeat the steps with other tortillas.
  • Once both quesadillas are done, feel free to cut them half way, and add avocado on top or on the side. 



  • You could also boil the sweet potato, or bake it in advance over the weekend. I like cooking bunch of sides over the weekend so this recipes become faster. 
  • You can also take the chipotle out of it so isn't spicy, or switch it with jalapenos. 

I hope you make this recipe, and if you do, don't forget to share it with me using #recipesbyana or tag me on Instagram