Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I made these before a busy week and discovered that they are a covenient, healthy and savory quick meal that's great for travel or a short lunch. I'm not a vegan, but I use vegan cheese because it's much quicker to grate, tastes good and melts instantly. Baking the burritos allows the tortillas to create a crispy seal around the contents so nothing falls out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute sweet potatoes and onion in large skillet with 1 tablespoon oil just until tender. Add water or apple juice as needed to prevent sticking.
  2. Add black beans, spices and salt and cook until heated through.
  3. Divide bean mixture and cheese among tortillas and roll up. Place in 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Lightly spray with olive oil if desired. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with sour cream, salsa and fresh cilantro or wrap up for a to-go meal.
Most Helpful

I tweaked these because I like a moister, more together filling for burritos. I microwaved my sweet potatoes and then diced them--about 3/4 to 1" dice. I sauted my onion and some garlic in olive oil and then added the beans (undrained) and the sweet potatoes and a 4 oz can of tomato sauce. In addition to the cumin and cinnamon, I added about 1/2 tsp of chili powder. I wrapped it in a whole wheat tortilla and grated on a bit of regular cheddar cheese (though I think monterey jack or pepper jack would both be great) and served it with some picante sauce on the side. I think brown rice/spanish rice as a side or in the burrito itself would be smashing. Definite do over and went together fast with microwaving the sweet potatoes.

MollyJ May 19, 2010

I thought these were really simple and healthy burritos to make. I was not wowed like other reviewers though. The only sub I made was to use real cheese instead of soy cheese. I used burrito size tortillas and made 4 larger ones. If I had made 8, I think they would have been too small. BF thought they were weird, I enjoyed them though. It might be something I make again.

zaar junkie November 18, 2009

Some of my sweet potatoes were still a little bit hard, but, i'm guessing that just means i needed to cook them even longer, though there were some that were mushy also - not too sure. I made some without cheese for the picky boyfriend, but, used a mexican blend for time maybe mozzarella instead. Really simple and yummy

ShortieNJ January 09, 2009