Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sweet Potato Burritos

This is an easy and delicious meal, and a surprising use for sweet potatoes

1 ½ cups finely chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (olive, sunflower, safflower or canola)
4 cups grated, peeled sweet potatoes (about 3)
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
generous pinch cayenne (optional)
salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup grated sharp cheddar or jack cheese
8 tortillas
salsa (optional)
sour cream (optional)

Sautè the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are translucent.  Add the grated sweet potatoes, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.  When the sweet potato is tender, add salt and pepper and remove from heat.  Warm each tortilla with some cheese.  Add filling and serve with salsa and sour cream.
Serves 4,  25 minutes to prepare

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