Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos

Made these lovely burritos last week and they turned out great.  R. loved them so much he ate most of it!  I had found this recipe a while back on (called "Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos") and thought it sounded interesting, though I prefer to refer to them as "Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos" because there are proportionately more kidney beans than sweet potatoes.  The flavor comes mostly from the bean mixture; the sweet potatoes are almost relegated to "accompaniment" status.  and if toasting the burrito in the oven is a fabulous idea, then deep frying it is simply ingenious.  I liked both versions, but personally prefer the burritos deep fried.  The recipe yields 12 servings, which was a bit much for just the two of us. Next time I'm going to half it, maybe even third it.

Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos
The filling

Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos
Deep Fried Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos
The flatness of the burritos is a result of my not knowing how to
properly wrap burritos, although I think it turned out to be easier to eat
with a fork and knife this way.  The burritos come out real hot, so eating
them with your hands is not recommended!

Recipe courtesy of: (get the recipe here)