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!|