Saturday, October 10, 2009

black bean and sweet potato tacos


My sister and I are both completely obsessed with sweet potatoes. For some reason I can't fathom, my dad hates them, so we never have them at home. But now, free from his senseless anti-sweet potato stance, we can have as many as we want! We've mostly been making Asian dishes, inspired by my favorite dish at Chef Jia's, the sizzling Hunan bean curd with yams. But the other day, I decided to change it up a bit by making Mexican food. It turned out delicious. Sadly, we are out of sweet potatoes now, but I plan to get another huge bag as soon as possible.
Sweet Potato Tacos
Serves 1
-1 small sweet potato, cut in half lengthwise
-1/2 an onion,chopped
-1 clove garlic, chopped
-butter or butter substitute (I used Earth Balance)
-2 teaspoons cayenne
-cumin to taste
-1 tortilla, toasted on the stove for a few seconds
-about 1/4 cup black beans
1)Spread some butter onto each 1/2 of the sweet potato and sprinkle each 1/2 with 1 teaspoon cayenne. Bake at 400 until soft (test with a fork), about 40 minutes.
2) Heat up some butter in a non-stick skillet and add the garlic and onion. Cook until onion is very soft, almost caramelized, about 20 minutes. About 10 minutes in, add cumin to taste.
3) Add beans to the onion and garlic and heat them up. Taste it again and add more cumin and cayenne if necessary.
4) Chop the sweet potato into bite size chunks.
5) Put everything together onto the tortilla. You may need 2 tortillas, depending on what size they are.
6) Eat it. This is a very important step, don't forget it!

10 comments:

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I love sweet potatoes too. They go great with black beans!

Kerstin said...

We're huge sweet potato fans too and they are so yummy with black beans and cumin! Sounds like the perfect meal!

stephchows said...

ooo yum!! I love sweet potatoes! I just made some baked fries with them last night :)

M- for Mombre! said...

AND Again, so good for you- those sweet potatoes!

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Rad Dad said...

I would totally eat that!

Susan @ SGCC said...

I love sweet potatoes too, but my husband hates them. Must be a man thing. Your tacos look fabulous! I could definitely get into them!

Kiersten said...

I love sweet potatoes too! My favorite way to eat them is roasted. I've made sweet potato tacos/burritos before and they were delicious! I am sure yours were too.

Farty Girl said...

This looks awesome... a little guac wouldn't hurt... but good regardless... I love how easy and cheap and delicious tacos are.

Spice Rack said...

hmmm...haven't thought about sweet potatoes in tacos. Interesting.

Carter @ The Kitchenette said...

Ok, all I need you two to do is drive to Denver and make this for me immediately. Awesome, thanks!

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