Monday, March 10, 2014

Lenten Meal Plan Linkup, Week #2: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Welcome to the second week of the Lenten Meal Plan link-up! I'm joining with Beth Anne of Beth Anne's Best and Sarah O. of Two O's Plus More to help share ideas about what we're eating on the Fridays of Lent. We had many yummy recipes shared last week, and I can't wait to see what you post this week.

I'm sharing another recipe today that is a family favorite.

This is a simple, filling dish that I first had at a friend's house a few years ago. The combination of ingredients was new to me, but everyone in my family loved it. I adapted a few things to suit our taste and will share our recipe with you now.

What you'll need:

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut up into 1/2" cubes
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
cooking oil
1 can of black beans, drained (or about 2 cups of cooked black beans, if you have some left over)
1 1/2 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
cooking spray
8 flour tortillas
2 cups of shredded cheese (we like a blend of Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar)
sour cream and salsa for serving (and fresh cilantro makes it really nice!)

What you'll do:

Saute the onion and garlic in a large saucepan with a little oil until the onions are translucent.
Add the spices and the sweet potatoes. (If things seem sticky, you can add a little water at this point.)
When the potatoes are soft, add the black beans. 
Cook until the beans are heated through (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally to avoid sticking.

Meanwhile, spritz a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Fill tortillas with spoonfuls of the potato-bean filling and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up each tortilla and place (seam-side down) in the pan. Top with remaining cheese. 

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until hot.

Serve with sour cream, your favorite salsa and fresh cilantro.

Serves 6-ish people.

I also like to add leftover rice to the filling if I have it- it makes the burrito filling stretch a bit further so we can have leftovers. If you do end up with more filling than you have tortillas (or space in your pan), the filling makes really tasty quesadillas on the second or third day.

Enjoy! Don't forget to go check out the other recipes at Beth Anne's blog and link up your favorite meatless meal idea.