Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm a loser......But not anymore. (Sweet Potato Burritos)

I've never won anything that I can remember.


Perhaps it is because I never enter contests..... I think that may have lowered my odds a bit through life.

However, I remember being in Vegas in college and my second cousin was playing the high-stakes slot machine.  He put in the money, I pulled the handle.  A few hundred dollars in coins came flooding out of the machine all over the floor.

It was his money and I pulled the handle.  Can I call that a half-win?  He did let me keep the money.  My husband and I now sleep on it.  Not the money....

 ...but the bed the money paid for.

Needless to say, I was so happy to hear that I had won a copy of Warren Caterson's Table for Two cookbook.

When I received it in the mail, I poured through it like a good book.  My eyes fell upon this recipe and I knew it would be love at first bite.....

Sweet Potato Burritos 
(from Table for Two)
((Printable Version))

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
2 cups kidney beans, canned (or dry beans, soaked and cooked)
2/3 cup water or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons prepared mustard
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/3 cups prepared mashed sweet potatoes
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
6 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese (I threw in some Pepper Jack too.)

 *I generously doubled the recipe above and it easily fed my family of five.

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the onion for about 8 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook another minute, until it becomes fragrant.  Stir in the beans and mash.  Gradually sir in the broth and heat until warm.  Remove from the heat and add the chili powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and soy sauce.

Divide the bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes between the tortillas. Top with the diced tomatoes and cheese.  Fold the tortillas "burrito style" and place on a sheet pan.  (I topped them with a little extra cheese.)

Bake for about 12 minutes and serve with a side of sour cream, chopped green onions, and/or salsa.

These were fantastic!  The bean mixture alone was so good I could sit down with that and a spoon and be a happy mama.  PLUS, it was rated a "keeper" by my kids.... so you know it's good!

Now go get this fabulous cookbook for more great recipes.
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  1. These look awesome. Have you tried them with corn tortillas?

  2. Luke, I haven't yet. Typically all I ever use is my homemade corn tortillas so next time I'm going to try that. I think this filling would be fantastic as a 'soft taco'.

  3. So many great vegetarian recipes... I'm glad to have found your wonderful blog! Greetings from Germany!