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Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito

What you need: 

1 large sweet potato
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cumin
Dash cayenne
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup canned diced green chilies
3 cups roughly chopped kale
6 corn tortillas
1/4 cup diced tomato
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

What you do: 

1) Wash sweet potato and peel, if desired. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add sweet potato, cut in large chunks, and boil until tender, about 30 minutes. When easily pierced with a fork, it's done.
2) Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, and oregano.
3) Saute the red onion on medium-low heat in a small amount of water until soft and slightly translucent, roughly 5 to 10 minutes. Add half of the mixed spices, black beans, bell pepper, rice, corn, tomato sauce and green chilies. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Lastly, stir in the kale and heat until bright green and just wilted. Remove from heat.
4) When sweet potato is cooked, mash until smooth with the remaining half of spice mixture. Heat corn tortillas between two damp paper towels in microwave for 30 seconds.
5) Spread mashed sweet potato down the center of each tortilla. Top with the black bean and veggie mix. Roll and serve topped with diced tomato and fresh parsley.
Source of recipe: I'm big on sweet potatoes- loaded with health benefits, they're versatile and satisfying. This recipe, born from leftovers, is an easy and fresh way to combine healthy ingredients.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 
35 minutes
Recipe Category: 


Unless you like to have mouth burning oh my goodness my tastebuds are on fire cut back on the 1/4cup of chili because I couldn't eat this.


This was amazing! 

I actually used two large sweet potatoes which made for a ton of leftovers.  I am not a big fan of Kale, so I left that out.  My wifey isn't a fan of green peppers, so I left those out too.  I used couscous instead of rice, which I often do and used about 4 cloves of garlic instead of garlic powder.  We had so much left over that we mixed up the extra sweet potato paste with the bean filling and it made for a great lunch the next day.

Thanks for sharing this with us!


Easy to make, but the flavor was not to my taste.  I will not make again.  I thought the sweet potato paste was a good idea, though.  The kale kinda ruined it for me and I ended up picking it out of the dish. 


Really tasty and easy way to use up leftovers and make a healthy meal.  I substituted taco seasoning for some of the hotter spices and it was still really good. 

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