Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito

Published by sharon123 in food.com

Sweet potatoes add an unexpected creaminess to the filling in these burritos. Serve the burritos on a bed of rice, if you like, with plenty of salsa. Enjoy!



  • 5 cups peeled cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or 2 teaspoons other vegetable oil or 2 teaspoons broth
  • 3 1⁄2 cups diced onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (or pressed)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh green chili pepper
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 4 1⁄2 cups cooked black beans (three 15-ounce cans, drained)
  • 2⁄3 cup lightly packed cilantro leaf
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • fresh salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with the salt and water to cover.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, warm the oil in a medium skillet or saucepan and add the onions, garlic, and chile.
  6. Cover and cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender, about 7 minutes.
  7. Add the cumin and coriander and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently.
  8. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  9. In a food processor, combine the black beans, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, and cooked sweet potatoes and puree until smooth (or mash the ingredients in a large bowl by hand).
  10. Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a large mixing bowl and mix in the cooked onions and spices.
  11. Lightly oil a large baking dish.
  12. Spoon about 2/3 to 3/4 cup of the filling in the center of each tortilla, roll it up, and place it, seam side down, in the baking dish.
  13. Cover tightly with foil and bake for about 30 minutes, until piping hot.
  14. Serve topped with salsa.

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/sweet-potato-and-black-bean-burrito-43473