Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oh so good sweet potato & bean burritos

I'm not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy meatless meals a few times a week. Tonight, I had leftover beef stew in the fridge for my carnivore hubby, so took the opportunity to round out our dinner offering with one of my favourite dishes: sweet potato & bean burritos. I know they don't sound all that exciting, but seriously, they rock my taste buds.

Sweet Potato & Bean Burritos

* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 6 cups canned kidney beans, drained
* 2 cups water
* 3 tablespoons chili powder
* 2 teaspoons ground cumin
* 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
* 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
* 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
* 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Heat oil in a medium skillet, and saute onion and garlic until soft. Stir in beans, and mash. Gradually stir in water, and heat until warm. Remove from heat, and stir in the chili powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper and soy sauce
3. Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes evenly between the warm flour tortillas. Top with cheese. (Personally, I mix it all up together before adding to tortilla). Fold up tortillas burrito style, and place on a baking sheet.
4. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, and serve. (I dip them in plain Greek yogurt...mmm)

I'm not sure of the original source of this recipe, but I got it from a mom in my sons' playgroup. She called them 'Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos' and they really are. Even my picky eater devours these, and that's really saying something!

Linked to:
Anyone Can Cook (beginner recipe)


  1. Yummy rolls, looks fantastic. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook. First time here, you have a lovely space here, happy to follow you :)