Although I’m not a vegetarian, I like to experiment with these types of recipes because they help me to eat more veggies while I still get my protein. Also, by adding a vegetarian meal to the weekly meal plan, it usually helps the budget too.
If you’re not sold on the ingredients, read up on sweet potato health benefits.
I was surprised at how such a fully vegetable-packed meal could be so flavorful. And, as always, I only post no-fail recipes.
Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Burritos
- 2 whole Sweet Potatoes, Peeled And Cubed Small
- 2 whole Jalapenos Diced
- 1 whole Red Pepper, Diced Small
- 1 whole Red Onion, Diced Small
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1 pinch Salt And Pepper
- 1 can Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained (15 Ounce Can)
- ½ cups Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- 2 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
- 1 package Burrito-Sized Wheat Tortillas Or Wraps (6-10 Count)
In a bowl, toss your raw veggies in olive oil and season with spices. Place in a large baking dish and roast in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes, tossing around halfway through.
Let cool. Add your roasted veggies to a can of rinsed black beans. Add cilantro and squirt of lime juice. Combine gently. At this point, mixture can be stored for later use.
Warm your wheat tortillas or wraps in microwave according to directions on package. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray or olive oil spray.
Add two heaping tablespoons of vegetable and bean mixture to center of wrap. Top with shredded cheese. Fold over, fold in sides, place in pan and continue to roll the others. Place into your baking dish, seam side down so that they stay together.
Bake in 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Baking this way will make the tortilla wrap crisp. For a softer burrito, spray burrito with nonstick spray, then wrap in aluminum foil and bake for same amount of time.
Makes about 6 burritos.
Tip: Premake your burritos and wrap them in aluminum foil. Keep in refrigerator for 3-4 days for a quick lunch or dinner!