Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vegan Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Corn Burritos

I've been craving sweet potato & black bean burritos for months. Even in London I was looking for a place that might have them. I finally decided to just make up a recipe! I tend to just throw stuff together to use what I have on hand, so I'll share how I made it even though I'll probably try something a little different next time. 

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, & Corn Burritos

4 sweet potatoes, rinsed and peeled
Olive or Coconut oil
salt & pepper
2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
2 cobbs of corn
green leaf lettuce
1 onion, cut in fourths and sliced
hot sauce, salsa, cheese (vegan)

Preheat grill. Lightly spray grill pan with cooking spray. Slice potatoes in 3/4-1" squares and place in pan. Toss with oil and season with salt & pepper. Feel free to add any seasonings you like. 

Husk corn and rinse. Place grill pan and corn on grill. Cook until tender and lightly charred. When corn is cooled, carefully cut off kernels using a knife. 

Cook onions in a small skillet in a little oil until caramelized and golden.

Place beans in a saucepan, add a little coconut oil or water if dry. Cook until heated through.

You can use warmed taco shells or burrito shells. Assemble: beans, corn, onion, lettuce, sauces of choice and wrap em up! 
Homemade salsa
I made homemade salsa to go along with it. It was so delicious. I love making meals like this. You can get so creative. I would say that the corn really kicked it up. But maybe next time i may add grilled green onion, red pepper, or who knows what. Got any suggestions? I'd love to hear them! 

Happy Cooking,

Chef Teebs


tealeaver said...

these tacos were fantastic! my mouth waters just looking at the pics!

Stephanie said...

That sounds so yummy! I wonder how black bean & sweet potatoes will be with pecans in a taco and a sweet sauce. I've neve had a sweet potato taco so I'm anxious :)

Anonymous said...

That picture of Tiff cracked me up!