by Scott Ingenito
It has always been said; ” You are what you eat, Don’t be quick, cheap & easy” . While I agree, there IS ways to make healthy, delicious, from-scratch food and have it still be quick, cheap & easy. This is a twist on a recipe that Dawn made me a few months ago, I wanted to eat vegetarian and I did not want to go shopping so I tweaked it out and came up with this recipe. Definitely quick, for sure cheap, easy and very satisfying.
Sweet potato & Refried Black Bean Taquitos
6-8 Corn tortillas,
2 sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered
1-2 tbsp Light brown sugar
1 can black beans, drained
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
Generous pinch of each: Ground Cumin, Garlic powder, Onion powder, chili powder, black pepper
Garnishes: Fresh chopped cilantro, Sour cream, Tapatio hot sauce
Peel, quarter sweet potatoes, place im cold water OR I use my microwave Lekue steamer. 7 minutes and they are done! Just take them out, sprinkle your sugar, salt & pepper, and mash up until desired consistency. I leave some texture to mine, and if you prefer you can also just dice them before cooking and use them that way.
Drain, rinse & redrain your black beans. Start a small pot over medium heat, add olive oil, add beans, cook until softened, and then add soy sauce, mustard. Mash all together. I like to leave some of the beans not completely smashed to add texture. then add all spices (notice I omitted salt we are using Soy Sauce here instead), lower to simmer until desired consistency Just be careful not to overcook and dry them out.
Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat, leave dry no oil or spray, add tortillas and warm/toast them to desired level.
Assemble: I use a small offset spatula or rubber pastry spatula to spread out the Sweet Potatoes, then the beans, top with Sour cream, cilantro, then hot sauce if desired, roll them up & Enjoy!