Friday, April 5, 2013

sweet potato + black bean burrito

I decided to take a little break from slogging through Spring Break pictures.  I have one or maybe two posts left on that, but I was ready to do a little something else.  So here we go!  Not too long ago, I had a sweet potato black bean burrito at a restaurant.  So this is not an inventive recipe, more like a copy.  I loved the burrito, and knew it would be easy to recreate at home, so I gave it a try.  It was so delicious. And so easy. And so addictive.  I want one for breakfast right now.   Is that against breakfast rules?

1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tsp cumin
dash cayenne
salt and pepper to taste
1 T olive oil
1 T chopped cilantro
2 large burritos
1/2- 1 cup cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
hot sauce to taste
lime slices for garnish
Serves 2

First toss the sweet potato in the cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper, and olive oil.
Spread on a pan and bake at 400 for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.  Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and add the beans and cilantro.  Toss lightly.
Split the potato bean mixture between the two burritos, and top with cheese and chopped onions.  I like the crunch of the raw onion in my burritos, but if that's not your favorite, you could omit them or throw them in with the sweet potatoes to roast.  I also liberally season my burritos with Cholula.  It's up to you, though.  I'm no hot sauce dictator.
 And that's it!  Roll it up, eat it, the end.  Well, not the end for me, I lightly toasted both sides in a pan to make it a little prettier and to melt my cheese.  If I hadn't been photographing it, I would have put it into the microwave.  Full disclosure here.
Sincerely hard to stop eating.  But makes you so full, so you have a conundrum on your hands there!


  1. Looks tasty!! And easy!! My favorite combo. And the browning was worth the extra effort for the photo - it's actually the first thing I noticed! Thanks for going the extra mile for your readers.

  2. Looks good, I´m fond of burritos! Happy Friday! :-)

  3. Delicious! We have burritos for breakfast all the time. Well, maybe they're tacos, but I think that's pretty much the same thing. And there is certainly no shame in tacos for breakfast! :)

  4. Not even a little bit against the breakfast rules. (And neither is breakfast for dinner) :)
    Looks like it would hit the spot right now. And sweet potatos are a superfood so great job, superwoman!

  5. Yummy, I love all of these ingredients and everything is good wrapped up in a burrito. You can't go wrong!

  6. I flat out adore sweet potatoes! Looks beyond yummy!

  7. Sounds and looks just delicious!


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