Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bean Challenge (again) - 1 Dinner a Week

Our Bean Challenge has restarted!  Yet again, we are going to have one dinner a week that centers around beans.  I hope this post will help you learn how to cook black beans.

On Saturday we had Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos, and WOW they were great.  Our youngest enjoyed it, our eldest said it was "OK". Many thanks to Sarah from At Sarah's Table for taking the time to send me the recipe for this and many other great bean-centric dinners.

So, true to my recent form, I created a video on How To Cook Beans - Quick Soak
Description: Learn to cook dried black beans with the quick soak method. No pressure cooker needed! Step-by-step. Be sure to rinse and sort through beans first (check for debris) before quick soak. 

Sound effects and everything folks!  Hope you enjoy.



Here is the recipe for Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos from the cookbook Simply In Season:

2 cups/750ml sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
1/2 onion (chopped)
2 cups/500ml cooked black beans
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add and cook until heated through.

8 flour tortillas
1 1/2  / 375ml cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

Divide bean mixture and cheese among the tortillas and roll up.  Place in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.  Lightly spray with olive oil if desired.  cover pan with foil and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.  Garnish with sour cream, salsa, and fresh cilantro.

2 comments:

Ellen @ CheapCooking said...

I've made sweet potato and black bean burritos once before and they were overly sweet for my taste. Your recipe looks a bit more savory. I'll have to give it a try since we all like sweet potatoes AND black beans!

Striving Green said...

Yes - I can see what you mean by overly sweet. We threw in regular potatoes as well. It tasted really good with the mix!