Skip to content
Sweet potato and beef quesadillas recipe

Sweet potato and beef quesadillas recipe

4 ratings

Kids will adore this quesadilla recipe; it's something different to their usual cheese sarnie, it gives them a chance to eat without cutlery (fun) and most importantly, of course, it tastes great. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 569 calories / serving


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • a few sprays of vegetable oil
  • 250g (from 500g pack) 5% fat beef mince
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 145g taco mixed beans (from a 395g tin)
  • 2 plain tortilla wraps, cut into triangles
  • 30g grated lighter mature cheese
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    14g 15%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 69.8g Protein 40.6g Fibre 10.8g


  1. Add the sweet potato to a pan of boiling water and cook for 8-10 mins until soft. Drain. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the mince, onion and garlic and fry for 8 mins until the mince is starting to crisp at the edges. Stir through the tomato purée, mixed beans and drained sweet potato. 
  3. Divide the beef and bean mix between two tortillas, placing it on one half of each tortilla. Top with the Cheddar and fold over the wraps to sandwich each quesadilla. 
  4. Slide the quesadillas into a dry frying pan and cook for 2-3 mins then flip and cook for another 2 mins until the cheese has melted. Slice in half to serve.

See more Food ideas for kids

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.