Spicy Sweet Potato Bean Burritos


My writing talents, or lack thereof, limit my ability to express my affection for these burritos.  I don't know if I'm just hard-wired for sweet potatoes & spices or whether I'm just obsessed with these little pockets of wonderful.  The only words that come to mind are creamy, spicy and splendiferous-ness.  They're also a good place to stuff your left over sweet potatoes.

Here's what you'll need for 4 burritos:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, baked or microwaved until fork tender
  • Flour tortillas, 4 - warmed in the oven or microwave
  • cilantro, small bunch
  • black beans, 1 can
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Cumin 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Hot sauce, 2-3 shakes.  (We love Outerlimits Jalepeno & Lime)
  • olive oil, approx. 2 tbsp
  • salt & pepper
  • Lime, slices for squeeze & garnish
  • salsa or pico de gallo (see our "Not so Naughty Nachos" post for perfect, but easy pico)

For the beans:  Heat a skillet over medium heat, add a swirl of olive oil.  Add beans and 1 glove of crushed garlic.  Add cumin, chili powder, hot sauce,  salt and pepper.  Mush with a potato masher (or just your fork) until chunky.  Add water to gain a creamy consistency.  Heat for 5-8 minutes.

To assemble the burritos:

Spread about 2 tbsp. of sweet potato on each tortilla.  Add about 2 tbsp. of bean mixture. Top with cilantro, squeeze of lime and salsa or pico, if you'd like.

xo & a pinch