Sweet Potato + Black Bean Burrito

September 7, 2008 § 4 Comments

1 sweet potato
2 cups black beans, pre-cooked
2 cups corn, raw or pre-cooked
1 onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
sea salt, pepper
1-2 teaspoons chili powder (to taste)
cilantro, avocado, tomato, cheese (optional)
tortillas (whole grain or brown rice)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scrub sweet potato and chop into bite-size cubes.  Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and pepper and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until crispy around the edges and soft in the center.

2. Meanwhile, chop all other ingredients, save the avocado, and set aside.

3. In a large skillet, saute onions in olive oil until they start to carmaelize (about eight minutes).  Add garlic, cooked beans, corn and cook until heated-through.  Add chili powder and taste; season with additional spice, salt or pepper.

4. When sweet potatoes are fully cooked, remove from oven and add to skillet.  Remove skillet from heat.

5.  While oven is hot, place tortillas on a baking sheet and, if using, top with cheese.  Warm in oven for a few minutes.

6. Remove tortillas from oven and spoon bean & corn mixture on top of the tortilla.  Add toppings and serve warm.

Diet Notes: Vegan (with cheese modification), nut-free, gluten-free (use brown rice tortillas).


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§ 4 Responses to Sweet Potato + Black Bean Burrito

  • toni says:

    I don’t know about the sweet potato, but your photography is luscious!

  • Kathib says:

    Yes on the sweet potato– our best pizza place (called the Cadillac Cafe-they may have their menu online) makes their premier burrito with sweet potato and black beans and avocado and it’s the BEST ever. I love. it. Yummy. You’re making me hungry.

    Just picked blueberries and wild raspberries this weekend– got any great pancake recipes?


  • reginarae says:

    KATHI! YES — I have a FABULOUS pancake recipe from my friend’s Mom. We make it every time Em, Olivia, and Allison come back into town and we all love these pancakes! I believe the recipe is from a book called “Whole Wheat Buttermilk.” Here it is!!

    4 tablespoons melted butter
    4 eggs slightly beaten
    2.5 cups buttermilk
    4 tsp. baking powder
    4 tablespoons sugar
    1 tsp. salt (I use less)
    2 cups whole wheat flour (I actually have used half whole wheat flour, half white flour and I think I prefer that. Both are quite good though.)


    1. Mix eggs and buttermilk together.

    2. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt. Add gradually to eggs and buttermilk along with the melted butter.

    3. Let sit for a few minutes.

    4. Cook on griddle or frying pan on medium. Adjust heat as necessary. (No need to butter the pan because the melted butter is already in the recipe!)

  • Kathib says:

    Great! I’ll give it a try next weekend (only do granola during the week, I know, a bit rigid, tell me about it!)

    Thanks– Kathi

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