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Bean and Sweet Potato FlautasDSC_0045

This recipe is very adaptable to meat lovers, vegetarians, or vegans. Adjust the ingredients to your preference. This recipe is easily freezable for a quick meal later.

Ingredients:

20 large flour tortillas (or twice+ if small corn tortillas)

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsedDSC_0057

1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

3 medium sweet potatoes

1 large sweet onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes

3 T taco seasoning (purchased or homemade)

1 T Mexican oregano

1 ½ t cumin

1 t salt

½ t black pepper

3 T cilantro, fresh, chopped

½ t red pepper flakes (optional)

2 Cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated (optional)

2 Cups seasoned taco meat (optional)

 

Side Salad: lettuce, cilantro, corn, tomato, avocado

Condiments: sour cream, salsa, guacamole, black olives, cilantro

 

Directions:

Sauté:DSC_0038

(30 minutes) Onion, red pepper, garlic, tomatoes and seasonings (more to taste). When vegetables are soft and most of the moisture is gone, take off heat and place into a bowl.

 

Bake:

Sweet potatoes in microwave or oven. Clean, leave wet, and pierce before placing in oven to bake. If using the microwave, wrap in damp paper towels or in a homemade potato sack. It keeps the potatoes moist. After they are soft, set out to cool. Then peel skin off and cut into 1/2” cubes or so. Add to sautéed vegetables and seasonings.

 

Spray or brush foil on top of a baking sheet with oil and place flautas on the foil for refrigeration before the meal.

 

To make flautas, have your fillings in bowls:DSC_0039

 

Bowl 1: meat (1-2 T)

Bowl 2: beans (2-3 T)

Bowl 3: vegetables (1/3 Cup)

Bowl 4: cheese (¼ Cup)

 

Place tortillas on a clean surface and begin filling in a line near one edge of the tortilla. The approximate amounts per flauta are in parenthesis next to the bowl ingredients. Adjust amounts per your preference.

Roll into a 1 – 1 ½ inch roll.DSC_0040

Set onto sprayed foil on the baking sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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