Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito

This is one of my favorite quick, simple and very tasty recipes.

Basic Recipe

Previously prepared ingredients usually found in our refrigerator:

  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Brown rice
  • Black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla

To make one burrito:

  • One sweet potato with peel
  • Fresh salsa
  • Brown rice
  • Black beans (rinsed and drained)

Optional Ingredients:

  • Ground cumin
  • Ground coriander
  • Diced Chilies
  • Chilli Powder
  • Hot sauce
  • Let your imagination, cupboard, refrigerator
    and time be your guide


Use a fork to mash the sweet potato in a bowl. Mix in salsa. Mix in brown rice and spices. Mix in black beans. I like mine mushier so I tend to go heavier on the sweet potato and salsa and lighter on the rice and beans. Heat in microwave until hot.

While ingredients are heating I warm and lightly brown the tortilla in a non-stick pan on the stove (no oil). Remove tortilla from pan and put avocado on half the tortilla, then add heated ingredients. I fold the tortilla over the ingredients and top with  salsa to hold the tortilla in place. I place the entire burrito in the microwave for one more minute. Remove from the microwave and add cold salsa.

With the sweet potatoes already baked, the riced cooked and the can of beans already open and stored in a container in the fridge, the prep time for this burrito is less than 10 minutes.

If I’m feeling really ambitious and have the time, I place the burrito in a small baking dish, pour tomatillo sauce over it and bake it at 425 for about 15 – 20 minutes (I like the top of the tortilla to get crispy). YUMM!!!

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