I was originally going to make kale enchiladas tonight, but the kale wasn’t looking so hot. Luckily I happened to have all the items on hand to make the Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos from Simply in Season.
3 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 onion diced
2 cups black beans
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
1. Saute’ the onion and sweet potato in a large frying pan until just tender. Can add a little oil or water if it starts to stick.
2. Add the spices and black beans and cook until heated through.
3. Divide up the mixture and cheese among 8 tortillas, roll up, and bake in a 9×13 pan at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
4. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and cilantro if desired (not included in the nutrition info).
The verdict: Definitely a keeper! I LOVED how the cinnamon complemented the sweet potato. A nice quick weeknight meal.
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (10.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (30%) 172.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19.66g 30%
Saturated Fat 10.3g 52%
Cholesterol 44.49mg 15%
Sodium 1221.1mg 51%
Potassium 816.04mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 75.92g 25%
Fiber 13.03g 52%
Protein 25.32g 51%
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I ate 5 of these, should have stopped at 3 but I WANTED more.
Delicious. I have a recipe like this based on a Moosewood Original that calls for coriander instead of cinnamon. Interested in making the spice swap, though!
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The Local Cook
Oooh, I’ll bet coriander would be good too! I keep intending to get the Moosewood cookbook, too. So many people reference it.
Those look FANTASTIC!
I’ve never eaten kale. I do juice it though. I keep reading how healthy sweet potatoes are but I can’t picture eating them unless it’s in a pie but I’m going to try this.
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Stumbled on your website while looking for an online version of the essays in “More with Less” to use in my nutrition class. This recipe is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES in simply in season…my husband and I cook these up regularly, and always love them. Favorite variation: mixing in a little brown rice, and adding a bit more spice to compensate.
These are incredible! Try adding about a tablespoon of chipotle in adobo to the mixture. The heat is the perfect complement to the sweet potatoes.
What a great idea to add the cinnamon. These look delicious. Ps I highly recommend the Moosewood Cookbooks. They’re great. Thanks for sharing.
The Local Cook
Thanks for the tip, I’ve been wanting some new cookbooks that focus on vegetables that use simple ingredients, which is harder to find than you might imagine. I’ve heard good things about Moosewood Cookbooks.
I do something similar and it is so yummy!
I do toss what ever greens(spinach, kale, collards) I have in the fridge into the mix as well as some salsa to steam the greens. I’ve not used cinnamon, but have added a touch of nutmeg and red pepper.
I’m making this tonight! Thanks!
Amy Love @ Real Food Whole Health
These are a must-try- yum! Would you share this on our Real Food Fiesta blog carnival? I know everyone would love it!