I'm telling you, you have to try these because they are awesomely yummy - especially with a black bean sidekick.
Sweet potatoes AND black beans? Together?
I know, I know, it sounds weird. But put them together in a bowl or on a tortilla and magic happens.
Sweet potato burritos are slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and make the perfect choice for a healthy lunch, snack, or dinner.
Top them off with some fresh tomatoes, garden lettuce, or my New Mexican Red Chile Sauce.
I like to pair mine with some Easy Spanish Rice for a quick, nutritious, dinner full of vitamins, protein, and fiber.
That little Chihuahua can want all the tacos he wants (remember the old Taco Bell commercial or am I aging myself?)
But me? I want sweet potatoes!
Sweet Potato Burritos
Start off by cutting up one or two large sweet potatoes (the orange kind). How many and how big they are is totally up to you. If it's just two of you - 2 should be fine. Peel and dice them into 1" chunks.
I like to add some kind of green pepper - either a Bell or a Poblano, and also a red bell pepper and a small onion. Cut all your veggies into large 1" chunks, then place them all into a bowl.
You can season these however you want, but I add a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. To get the seasoning to stick, add 2 Tbs of water, veggie broth, OR....since we are using a can of black beans later - use the bean juice (or aquafaba as it is called). I have all the amounts I used in the recipe box below.
Now we simply toss everything to coat and then pour them out onto a large baking pan. Roast them in your oven for about 20 -30 minutes at 425 degrees. I did not oil my baking sheet nor did I use parchment paper - and nothing stuck.
Meanwhile, drain and rinse a can of Black Beans and add them to a small saucepan. I like to add a little salsa to my beans - like 2 or 3 tablespoons but you can leave this out if you're not a salsa fan. Cook on low until bubbly.
In a separate pan, I like to heat up a can of Fire Roasted Corn too. This is totally optional but I love corn and the Del Monte Fire Roasted Corn has a great flavor and it's non-GMO to boot.
So we have our sweet potato/pepper/onion mixture in the oven, black beans, AND corn on the stovetop, the only thing missing now is some rice. Again, totally optional but it's hardly a meal without some kind of rice - be that my Spanish Rice, brown rice, or even plain white. But again - this is YOUR burrito bowl so it's up to you.
This is NOT so much of a recipe than it is encouraging you to explore new flavor combinations - as in the sweet potatoes and beans. So feel free to modify this all you want - there is no wrong answer.
Anf finally the all-important question - what do you do with all this stuff!
We all know that finding oil-free flour tortillas in the store is virtually impossible, so instead, you can use your favorite store-brand of corn tortillas, OR you could make my homemade corn tortillas, or you can do what I do and just make a Burrito Bowl.
Either way - these sweet potato burritos are seriously addicting and you'll wonder why you've never heard of this delicious combination before.
Add your favorite condiments, like some chopped tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, lime, or sour cream......and you got one delicious AND nutritious meal.
Now don't turn your nose up with that ugly face…. seriously just try it.
You'll be glad you did.
Nom nom nom.
Mix sweet potatoes and black beans together and magic happens. Sweet potato burritos are slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and the perfect choice for a healthy, nutritious lunch, snack, or dinner.
- 1-2 sweet potatoes
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green pepper (poblano or bell)
- 1 med onion
- 2 tbs water, broth, or aquafaba
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 can black beans (15oz)
- 1 can corn (optional)
- 2 tbs salsa
- Chop the sweet potato, peppers, and onion into evenly sized pieces
- In a large bowl, add the veggies, 2 Tbs of water, broth, or aquafaba, and all the seasoning. Toss until evenly coated.
- Roast in a 425-degree oven for 20-30 minutes
- In a separate saucepan add the beans and salsa, and heat until bubbly
- If you're using rice and corn - cook that now too.
- Mix everything together to make a Burrito Bowl or use your favorite tortilla.
- Add your favorite toppings and enjoy
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