I pretty much love anything on a tortilla.
I also adore sweet potatoes and beans.
So clearly I knew that I would love this even before the first bite hit my mouth. What I loved about these was that I didn't need to add anything to them. I certainly could have added tomato, avocado, lettuce and sour cream as I often. With the sweet potato adding so much sweet flavor, they didn't seem to need anything else. That makes things SOOOO much more simple when preparing.
The recipe that I sorta followed called for cheese but as usual, I didn't put any one and didn't miss it. One. Bit. Seriously, save yourself a ton of calories and just skip it. Especially with the sweet potato, it just would have been overkill and I think it would have just dulled the flavor of everything rather than enhance it.
We also cheated and didn't put these in the oven. We just toasted the tortilla on the stove and then rolled it up. It's really the same thing and we're just used to it that way.
Sweet Potato Bean Burritos
1 onion, chopped
3 - 4 cloves of garlic
2 cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
Salt and pepper
8 - 100 calorie whole wheat tortillas
Saute onion in cooking spray for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, saute for about 2 minutes. Stir in beans and mash. Gradually add in water and heat until warm. Remove from heat, stir in chili powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper and soy sauce.
Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potato evenly between the tortillas. Fold tortillas and place seam side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes in oven at 350 until warm and serve.
Total calories = 2235 calories
8 servings = 279 calories per burrito
2 Sweet Potato Bean Burritos = 558 calorie dinner
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.