It snowed just a bit the other day.....
So it was a nice day to to stay inside and make
Addictive Sweet Potato
And to show off my vintage Homer Laughlin dinner plates.
Don't ya love them and their pretty, fiesta, festive colors??!!
You want them, don't ya?
Not more than my kids or anything but they're right up there.
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos.
Absolutely fantastic is what these are!
They don't look like much on a plate but they are exceedingly healthy, packed full of protein and beta carotene AND if you eat vegan, all you have to do is eliminate the cheese from the recipe!
Everybody who eats a bite is prepared to go "ewww" but instead they eat the whole thing and more! Kids love them too!
That's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it, uh huh, uh huh Duh.
So let's start with the fixins for these burritos.
By the way, you can eat these as a meal or just a snack. They are very filling.
And the directions are sooo simple.
First, microwave or bake your sweet potatoes until soft and scoop them out and mash them.
Of course, chop up your onion and garlic and saute them until soft.
By the way, you need 6 cups of black beans, drained.
That is four whole cans!
Fortunately I had four cans in my pantry because I did not think that 6 cups of beans was a whole total four cans.
Still, beans are pretty reasonable priced so that's cool. Also sweet potatoes are reasonable too. This is an economical meal really.
This takes a bit of time, a few minutes.
Just pretend like the beans are someone who said something really mean to you at sometime in your life and mash, mash, mash those suckers up!
MASH EM' TO A PULP! MASH 'EM!
Hehehe, who needs some therapy?
stir in the
Remove from heat and stir in the chili powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper and soy sauce.
Don't forget the soy sauce.
Get yer work station set up with the
black beans, mashed potatoes, cheese and tortillas.
BTW, I used whole wheat tortillas and they were great!
Divide the beans and the sweet potatoes between the twelve tortillas.
the beans and the sweet potatoes down with a spoon and top evenly with the cheese.
Fold up the tortillas burrito style and place on a baking sheet.
These make an even dozen with 10" tortillas. Don't grease the sheet. Do NOT grease the sheet.
Folding these tortillas up was E-A-S-Y!
Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned or warm.
Wanna see what they looked like after 12 minutes in the oven???!!!
That's what they looked like!!
And there ya have it.
These are fantastic!
I knew I would LOVE these.
Tim was more dubious....
However, after he took one bite, he ate the whole thing.
Plus another one!!!
I cut off a small bite for her. She was hesitant.
But after tasting it, she said "Give me the whole thing."
I asked her why she liked it and she said she liked the beans and the cheese and the sweet potato was soft and had a sweet taste to it.
By the way, I have the cutest vintage pieces to set a quick Latin-inspired centerpiece with.
See this cute little Latin guy on a donkey??!!
He is carrying oil and vinegar condiment canisters up on top and salt and pepper shakers on the bottom.
See the oil bag and the vinegar bags here down below?
And the little salt and peppers down below that?
See that face on the "V" and "O" canisters?
He's carrying little salt and pepper shakers.
I love how the salt bag on the right has a dollar sign running through it.
And this cute little donkey is missing his little salt and pepper shakers
He has two bags and nothing to put in them.
Kind of like alligators who have all them teeth but no toothbrush.
And aren't these napkin holders so cool?
Seriously though, I just KNOW you will love those Addictive Sweet Potatoe Burritos.
Try them out! Recipes are below.
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
Adapted generously from allrecipes.com Submitted by Karena
Okay, see ya'll next time!
Soft Chocolate Cookie
recipe coming shortly....
I think!!! Maybe.
See ya then!