Friday, January 19, 2007

Sweet Potato Burritos

Before you go ewhhhhh- read the recipe, try the recipe, you won't be sorry.
Both Goods & I have a love for sweet potatoes, so when I saw a few recipes on the net for Sweet Potato Burritos, I knew I had to make them. Along with the fact I had a container of baked sweet potatoes in the freezer left over from our Christmas feast.
So let's get to the goodies......

Sweet Potato Burritos
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves – finely chopped
3 or 4 jalapeño
Little oil for sauté

3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (skin removed)
1 cup kidney beans or black beans
1 cup of cooked corn
2-3 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Salt & pepper to taste

package of tortillas

Saute onions, garlic and peppers in a little oil, until soft. Add potatoes, beans and spices. Simmer for 15 mins, making certain all is hot.While cooking mash to desired consistency.

Fill tortillas with potato/bean mixture.You can also add fake sour cream or fake cheddar cheese if desired
Or.....An excellent addition in the burritos is this following mango salsa...reading other recipes, someone suggested a Mango Salsa – but I modified the recipe for our tastes.

Mango Salsa

1 mango - chopped
1 roma tomato - chopped
1/2 c of dice cucumber (peeled)
juice of 1 lime
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
1/4 c of jalapeño or other chili pepper
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all together in bowl. The more it marinates the better it is. Great with tortilla chips too!

What the stuffing looked like- very colorful

And here is an action photo of Goods rolling up his burrito

We both agreed, the fake sour cream is a must. We didn't try fake cheese on it, I didn't miss it either. As I searched my pantry for kidney beans or black beans, I found that I've been neglecting my bean stock and didn't have either bean, so I had to use Northern Beans. They were good in it but Black Beans would have definitely added to the flavor of the stuffing.

So because of my neglect, I'm giving this 4 1/2 Fork Rating (out of 5)

No comments: