Spicy Potato ‘n Black Bean Burritos

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My potato kick is still going strong.

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It started innocently enough with my Chocolate Chip Cookie Pota’Dough Dip and since then I’ve fallen in love with potatoes all over again. They are so filling and comforting! I don’t know why I ever fell off the potato bandwagon. If I had a dime for everytime I forgot about a favourite food and then discovered it all over again, I’d be rich.

We love our burritos around here, so last night I made potato and black bean burritos…with a spicy kick. Potatoes are tricky; they can make an entire dish bland if we’re not careful. I made sure to amp the burrito mixture up with jalapeno, chili powder, and cumin to pack in some heat and flavour. I don’t suggest going skimpy on the toppings either. I added a spoonful of salsa, a few slices of avocado, and handful of cilantro. Without the toppings it was decent, but with the toppings it’s now a recipe I want to tell you about.

Oh and shredded kale thrown in for good measure. I’m also on a shredding kale kick and I can’t seem to stop.

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Spicy Potato ‘n Black Bean Burritos

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Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams yellow-skinned potato, not peeled and chopped into 1” pieces (about 2 small potatoes)
  • 150 grams sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1/2 large)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup shredded dinosaur kale, large stems removed
  • 1.5 cups cooked black beans (one 15-oz can), drained and rinsed
  • Fine grain sea salt (or Herbamare) & ground pepper, to taste
  • toppings: Avocado slices, salsa, cilantro

 

1. In a medium-sized pot, add the chopped potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium. Gently boil/simmer for about 12-15 minutes, or until just tender.

2. Meanwhile, preheat a large skillet with 1 tsp oil and sauté the red onion over medium heat for a few minutes. After boiling the potatoes, drain and gently mash them up a bit, leaving some chunks for texture.

3. Add potatoes to the skillet mixture and sauté for another 5-10 minutes or so, reducing heat if necessary.

4. Add in the diced jalapeno, tomato, chili powder, lime, and cumin. Season generously with salt and pepper and stir well, heating for a few minutes more.

5. Finally, stir in the kale and black beans and sauté until heated through. Adjust seasonings to taste and portion on large or x-large tortilla wraps. Top with avocado, cilantro, and salsa…or whatever you wish! Use leftovers on a salad for a fun twist.

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If you find yourself with any leftovers, I suggest spooning the mixture (heated, if you’re down with that) over a salad for lunch. Top it with avocado and salsa and you have yourself a filling burrito in a bowl.

For other burrito recipes see…

Black Bean and Butternut Squash burritos

and

High Protein Breakfast Burritos

Have a great weekend!

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Helene June 8, 2012

Yum, I have to have these this weekend!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 8, 2012

That’s it, I’m buying potatoes this grocery trip. For some reason they’ve fallen off the “to buy” list the past month and I miss them too. :)

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Stephanie @ Legally Blinde June 8, 2012

Ooh, these sound really good! I love baking sweet potato and black bean burritos, and then freezing a bunch to have on hand for a quick, ready-made meal. Great idea to add salsa and avocado as toppings!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2012

that is a great idea about freezing the potatoes and black beans :)

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Sharon June 8, 2012

That looks delicious!

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Stephanie @ The Fitness Adventures June 8, 2012

I have made my own sweet potato and black bean burritos several times, but pureed them…my husband thought the texture was gross. I will have to try your method, it seems like it would make for a more chewy texture.

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Genia June 8, 2012

I have only one word….. YUM!

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Laura @ She Eats Well June 8, 2012

These looks so good…and they have two of my favorite things! Sweet potatoes and avocado! Yum. The perfect dinner or easy leftover-for-lunch kinda thing!

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Lauren June 8, 2012

I used to work with a girl who swore by eating a potato every day for lunch because of how high the mineral content is. They’ve had a bad reputation since the low carb craze, but I’m glad to see you incorporating them into your meals!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life June 8, 2012

I LOVE burritos. This recipe has me very excited (and hungry for a burrito, even though it’s 8:30am in the morning here in Van)! I’m going to pin this right now!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2012

I understand- I had a burrito for breakfast this morning :)

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Stephanie June 8, 2012

Yum!! We are having smothered burritos for dinner tonight, and you just convinced me to fill them with potatoes and black beans and kale!! So, thank you! :D And FYI, my (non-veg) husband and I LOVE your recipes.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2012

I’m so happy to hear that Stephanie, enjoy!

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Lea@GreenSeasons June 8, 2012

Looks SO delicious. Will try it straight away! :)

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Monsterscircusmon June 8, 2012

What a Nice mix, really nice ingrediences! Must try that, cause I just love burritos. Have a wonderfull weekend.

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 8, 2012

That looks so delicious! I love a good burrito!! And you’re right, that would be delicious on a salad the next day! thanks for sharing!

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Trish June 8, 2012

That looks soooo good!!

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j3nn June 8, 2012

That looks so delish! I’m on an avocado frenzy the past few months; they’re so fantastic.

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Ileana June 8, 2012

This is my kind of burrito. Now can you teach me how to wrap one correctly? :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2012

I’m kind of a hot mess when I wrap burritos…haha. I did a quick photo tutorial here: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/10/24/black-bean-and-butternut-squash-burritos/

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Sharon June 8, 2012

Hi Angela,

Any suggestions on a good food processor?

Regards,

Sharon

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2012

Hi Sharon, You can check out my food processor review here: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/04/27/kitchen-sink-nut-butter-cuisinart-food-processor-review/
in short it’s a decent machine, although needs a few improvements in my opinion. I still like it better than my old kitchenaid though.

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Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness June 8, 2012

Angela I’ve been a OSG stalker for so long I decided it was time to let you know how much I enjoy your recipes. Rarely do I blog a food related post that OSG isn’t mentioned.

Thank you for sharing what is clearly a talent :)

[Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 11, 2012

Thank you so much Jill! I’m off to check out your blog :)

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Julieanne June 8, 2012

I am so excited to do so many of the recipes on your blog. My partner and I are slowly moving into the vegan world… and we are super excited because before we found your page we thought about all the food we would miss and NOW… I am feeling like this is totally doable and exciting. Thank you for writing this BLOG!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2012

That is wonderful to hear. I remember when I discovered the same thing. I hope you enjoy the recipes Julieanne!

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Beth June 8, 2012

My favorite burrito combination is black beans, diced sweet potatoes, spinach, and chipotle pepper in adobo, but I think I’m going to have to try this one! I never eat white potatoes but could probably eat them in this!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 8, 2012

Great looking filling…the avocado slices are just gorgeous on top, too!

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Alisha @ Pink Spatulas June 8, 2012

Oh, this looks like something I will love! Yum.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 8, 2012

I can’t believe you managed to cut it like that and position the halves in the last photo so neatly!! This looks delicious! I don’t eat a whole lot of potatoes for the same reasons that you listed. White ones are a little bland for my liking but I love the sweet kind. Now when you introduce yourself to people you should say, “Hi, my name is Angela Liddon. I write the blog Oh She Glows, and I make potatoes look sexy.” ;)

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Taylor June 8, 2012

Looks great! Simple and healthy. This will be dinner tonight :)

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Taylor June 9, 2012

It was amazing! Adding some vegan sour cream as a topping to help cool it off (added too much cayenne and jalepeno!) ;)

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Jessica @ GardenGastronomy June 8, 2012

These look delicious! I love sweet potatoes in burritos. I normally make a sweet potato/black bean/kale enchilada dish, but this look much less time consuming! I’m bookmarking it for the perfect weeknight dinner. Thanks!

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Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 8, 2012

Yum, these look delicious!

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Cammy June 8, 2012

Just started Eat to Live program- these look PERFECT for dinners next week served over salad- Excited just thinking about it Hopefully I can find dinosour kale at the farmers market tommorrow morning! Thank you so much for the recipe-you are a doll!

Cammy

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Susanne June 8, 2012

Looks delicious.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 8, 2012

Shredding kale- what the what?! I’m all over that!!
These look SO GOOD.

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Katrina June 8, 2012

These look absolutely fabulous! Love this idea!

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Wendy Irene June 8, 2012

I wish we could buy your meals in the freezer section! ;) Maybe one day… I hope you have a great weekend, Angela!

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Stefania @ Revitalize with Stefania June 8, 2012

omg i just ate and now i want to eat again. yum

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Ann June 8, 2012

We had sweet potato and black bean burritos with shredded kale last night for dinner! It was actually inspired by your sweet potato and black bean enchilada recipe. One of my favorites!

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Tonya June 8, 2012

IF I HAD A DIME for every time your blog has shaped my grocery list….LOL

This is perfect. i just turned in final projects at school and I don’t have the time/creativity/space of mind to figure out a meal plan for this week. Stuff-n-go burritos with lots of leftovers it is!

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Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy June 8, 2012

Thanks for making my stomach growl! Loudly!

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The Purple Carrot June 8, 2012

Yes, please!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) June 8, 2012

earlier this summer i totally jumped back on the potato bandwagon again too – my favorite way is roasting with lots of onions and serving with pesto!

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LeeAnn June 8, 2012

Angela, what’s your method for shredding kale?

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Maria@sinfullynutritious June 8, 2012

Your burrito looks amazing. I am currently obsessed with avocado!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 8, 2012

My gosh, I’m in love with potatoes right now too! I can’t get enough of them. I love that you added them to a wrap. I’ve just been throwing a whole sweet potato in the BBQ for 45 minutes then eating it with a fork, hemp seeds and coconut oil. Nothing fancy and definitely not that pretty looking. As always, your lunch totally outdoes mine on presentation. I love the kale mixed in there, so colorful!

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