Friday, February 7, 2014

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

YIELD: MAKES ABOUT 6 BURRITOS

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 1 red pepper, diced small
  • 1 small red onion, diced small
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drain
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6-8 burrito-size tortillas
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, red pepper and red onion with the olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Place the coated veggies onto a large baking sheet and roast for 18-20 minutes, stirring after about 10 minutes. You want the veggies tender but not mushy. Let the vegetable mixture cool.
  2. Put vegetables in a large bowl and gently mix with the black beans, cilantro and lime juice. Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  3. Place 3-4 tortillas on a microwave-safe plat and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 15-20 seconds until the tortillas are pliable. Place 1/4 cup or so of the vegetable mixture in the center of the tortilla and top with a sprinkle with shredded cheese, a little of each kind. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and roll up. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas until you have all the burritos you need (the filling can be refrigerated and used for 3-4 days).
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for about 10-15 minutes, until heated through and the top of the tortilla is golden brown. For a softer tortilla, wrap each burrito in tin foil and heat through. Serve immediately.

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