Monday, October 10, 2011

Sweet Potato Burritos

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.

1. Preheat your oven to 350F.

2. 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.

3. 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.)

4. 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.  You can also view the original post about how I won Warren Caterson's cookbook here.

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  1. Now I know what to do with those sweet potatoes lingering in my kitchen. :) Thanks!

  2. I have a question. Does anyone in your family normally NOT like sweet potatoes? My hubby doesn't really like them. I even found a recipe where I peeled them, sliced them, drizzled olive oil, a little bit of honey, and some rosemary and, I think, thyme. He wasn't thrilled. One thought would be to try it out on my kids for lunch first.

  3. Funny you should ask that Tandemingtroll... I AM that person! I typically do NOT care for sweet potatoes. But I LOVED them in this burrito. This recipe for roasted sweet potatoes was the first time I had ever eaten them and actually liked them...

  4. What a great idea! Love it!!!!!

  5. This looks seriously delicious! Will definitely be making this.

  6. Do you know the nutritional breakdown on these? They look AAAAmazing!

    1. I looked back at the original cookbook where I got this recipe and did not see any nutritional breakdown, sorry.