The vegetable box I had delivered last week included a pound of fingerling sweet potatoes which are not one of my favorite things. This came as a bit of a surprise to me because when I initially read the contents my brain skipped over the word sweet – I was expecting regular fingerling potatoes which are one of my favorite things. In any case, these burritos were pretty good.
Sweet Potato Burritos
(adapted for the Sun Oven from Allrecipes.com)
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled or scrubbed clean, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil, divided’
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups previously cooked black beans (or 1 15-ounce can drained), mashed
1 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons water.
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
4 burrito size flour tortillas, warmed
Set Sun Oven out to preheat. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a baking pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the sweet potatoes to the pan, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with salt, cover with another baking pan, and transfer to the Sun Oven. Bake until the potatoes are soft, about 45 minutes. Mash the potatoes in the pan with a fork; set aside. Leave the oven out.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic followed by the cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. Stir in the mashed beans, mustard, and soy sauce. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, to reach the consistency of refried beans. Removed from heat and let cool slightly.
Spread 1/4 of the mashed sweet potatoes in the center of a tortilla. Top with 1/4 of the beans and 1/4 of the cheese. Fold the tortilla into a burrito and place it, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining 3 tortillas. Transfer the baking pan to the Sun Oven and bake until the burritos are heated through, about 30 minutes.