Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Burrito

"Dinner will be ready in a flash! These are so tasty and wonderfully healthy. High in protein and low in fat. You can also use black beans or cannelini beans. I found this recipe on the internet and altered it to my liking."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat oil in a large 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.
  • Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes evenly between the warm flour tortillas.
  • Top with cheese and roll up the filled tortillas burrito style, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, and serve.
  • Serve with sour cream, chopped green onions and salsa.

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  1. I had a sweet potato hanging around for a while and was looking for something to do with it. I actually found this recipe on Allrecipe web site but wanted to rate it so I came here. This was really excellent, such a wonderful blend of flavours. I microwaved the sweet potato for 4 min, made things go pretty quick. The only changes I made were to add some finely minced jalapeno peppers and I had no kidney beans so I subbed canned black beans. I left the bean/onion mixture a bit rough as I like the texture of the beans. Oh, and I forgot to add the water to the bean mixture but I don't think it took anything away from the recipe.
  2. Delicious! Better than I could have hoped. The sweetness of the yams goes perfectly with the chili powder in the beans. I mashed my yams with a little bit of milk and nutmeg to make them taste more yammy, and I had black beans in the freezer this week instead of kidney. I also backed off a bit on the chili powder so the flavor could stand out from the heat. Oh I want to go down and get another one out of the fridge right now! Thanks so much for a winner.
  3. Next time, I'll use more spices. It tasted like a bean burrito to me. I'd like to have more of a sweet potato taste but not sure how. Wasn't hot so I'll try baking them longer next time. I put the leftovers in the freezer and am hoping that they turn out as good as the originals. I didn't use picante sauce but will try on the ones in the freezer.
  4. This is really good! Such a strange mix of ingredients but a delicious result. I've made it as described and with cans of refried beans. Both ways end up with good results.
  5. Very yummy! I used a kobacha squash instead of sweet potatoes because I prefer the flavor. I also added a bit of fresh cilantro for flavor and subbed low fat pepper jack cheese. I also put a bit of spicy salsa for a bit more spice. Review for PAC Spring 2008.


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