Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The new staple--Sweet potato and black bean tacos

Hello all!  I just had to share with you the latest and most enjoyed mealtime staple in our house.  I got the idea to make sweet potato tacos from an issue of Health Magazine I was reading on an airplane over the holidays.  Although I didn't keep the magazine, the idea of the flavors in black beans and sweet potatoes melding into a taco appealed to me.

Soooo, when Jaime was still off on all his holiday travels, I decided to try them.  Since the first try I have added some things and subtracted some, but the basis is still there.  Great flavors for healthy and filling tacos.

Here's what you need:
-1-2 large sweet potatoes
-1 can of black beans
-around a cup of cooked brown (or white) rice
-seasonings of your choice (I use salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash, but cumin would probably add a nice kick!)
-corn tortilla shells
-salsa (if you wish)
-sour cream (if you're feeling naughty)

So, here's a snapshot of how I put these together at my house.  Believe me, you will love these--and you will probably eat four of them in one sitting!


First, don't forget to make some of your wonderful baked brown rice!  It is delish!

Start by washing and peeling your sweet potato(s)

Dice them up pretty small.  This way they will cook quickly and fit in your taco shells

Add some oil to a hot skilled and begin to saute the potatoes until they are tender

Open up a can of delicious black beans or whatever type of beans you like 

Add them to your potatoes, along with some salt, pepper, and seasonings (I have some garlic in here)

Add your cooked brown rice.  This really bolsters up the tacos--adding some filling fiber.

While the tacos are warming up, go ahead and warm some corn tortillas on a skillet.  When I say warm, I mean really warm them.  Jaime is the only one in our house who has the patience to do it--they have to have a little char on them.  SO GOOD!

If you wanna, go ahead and chop some tomatoes and some onion (we had red onion in the freezer)

Add some cilantro, lime juice, and salt and pepper.  Instant salsa!

Prepare your tortillas.  This is Jaime's technique he learned from his friend Maria.  All tacos remain intact after filling.  Genius!

Add your filling and your salsa.  Perfection.  Enjoy them!

So, that's it, folks.  Delicious, easy tacos that are healthy, too.  What more could you ask for?  Not much!  Now get into the kitchen and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, these look soooo delicious. I've got to try it!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The new staple--Sweet potato and black bean tacos

Hello all!  I just had to share with you the latest and most enjoyed mealtime staple in our house.  I got the idea to make sweet potato tacos from an issue of Health Magazine I was reading on an airplane over the holidays.  Although I didn't keep the magazine, the idea of the flavors in black beans and sweet potatoes melding into a taco appealed to me.

Soooo, when Jaime was still off on all his holiday travels, I decided to try them.  Since the first try I have added some things and subtracted some, but the basis is still there.  Great flavors for healthy and filling tacos.

Here's what you need:
-1-2 large sweet potatoes
-1 can of black beans
-around a cup of cooked brown (or white) rice
-seasonings of your choice (I use salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash, but cumin would probably add a nice kick!)
-corn tortilla shells
-salsa (if you wish)
-sour cream (if you're feeling naughty)

So, here's a snapshot of how I put these together at my house.  Believe me, you will love these--and you will probably eat four of them in one sitting!


First, don't forget to make some of your wonderful baked brown rice!  It is delish!

Start by washing and peeling your sweet potato(s)

Dice them up pretty small.  This way they will cook quickly and fit in your taco shells

Add some oil to a hot skilled and begin to saute the potatoes until they are tender

Open up a can of delicious black beans or whatever type of beans you like 

Add them to your potatoes, along with some salt, pepper, and seasonings (I have some garlic in here)

Add your cooked brown rice.  This really bolsters up the tacos--adding some filling fiber.

While the tacos are warming up, go ahead and warm some corn tortillas on a skillet.  When I say warm, I mean really warm them.  Jaime is the only one in our house who has the patience to do it--they have to have a little char on them.  SO GOOD!

If you wanna, go ahead and chop some tomatoes and some onion (we had red onion in the freezer)

Add some cilantro, lime juice, and salt and pepper.  Instant salsa!

Prepare your tortillas.  This is Jaime's technique he learned from his friend Maria.  All tacos remain intact after filling.  Genius!

Add your filling and your salsa.  Perfection.  Enjoy them!

So, that's it, folks.  Delicious, easy tacos that are healthy, too.  What more could you ask for?  Not much!  Now get into the kitchen and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, these look soooo delicious. I've got to try it!

    ReplyDelete

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