All of the ingredients except the water...
Peel, chop into chunks, and boil your sweet potatoes in water until soft; drain.
Saute your chopped onions and garlic until soft.
Drain and rinse the kidney beans and mash with onions and garlic.
Add 1/2 cup water and continue to mash until combined.
Mash the cooked sweet potatoes.
Lay your warmed tortillas out (I heated mine in the microwave in their package for 30 seconds on high), and begin layering and spreading the mashed potatoes, mashed beans, and cheese.
Wrap up your tortillas burrito-style.
Fold in the sides as shown above and then begin folding over from the bottom up. You'll only get about three folds. Turn burritos over with seam side down.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven. (No picture of this step)
My very unprofessionally-styled burritos!
Ha-ha! I tried, people!
Serve with salsa and whatever else you desire.
Sour cream would be good.
Guacamole would be good.
Chocolate cake would be good.
Oh, er...never mind that last one.
These are so big, heavy, and filling, the Captain and I both only ate a half one for lunch today. We both liked them. The leftover burritos were wrapped in Saran Wrap and put in the fridge. When we're ready for more later, we'll just pop them in the microwave or heat them up on a cookie sheet in the oven again. I liked them heated in the oven because it made the tortilla every so slightly crisp and they held together better. The Captain heated his up some more in the microwave (because nothing is ever hot enough for him), and it made the tortilla soft and mushy. I wouldn't recommend that unless you like soft and mushy.
Here's the recipe to copy, paste, and print...
Sweet Potato & Bean Burritos
8 servings (1/2 burrito each)
1 squirt canola or vegetable oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (2 large)
4 large flour tortillas (10-inch), warmed
8 oz shredded cheddar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat oil in a medium skillet and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Stir in beans and mash. Gradually stir in water and heat until warm. Remove from heat and stir in the chili powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and soy sauce.
Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes evenly between the warm flour tortillas. Top with cheese. Fold up tortillas burrito style and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven and serve with salsa.
I've been crocheting on things every day...several things even, but nothing is finished to show you. I'll get there eventually.
The Captain is off today. He's been strengthening up the back gate and installing extra locks. He's going over to my mom & dad's to help my dad install some security cameras he bought. We'll probably do that too over here. They're not that expensive anymore.
It just pisses me off that we have to do those kinds of things to deter other people from stealing our stuff, ya know? It also pisses me off that I've not been able to think of much else ever since it happened. It sucks. Like I needed another reason to hate people and be afraid to leave my house. I don't really care about my possessions, but I'd DIE if something happened to my dogs. If anybody wants anything I have, I'd be more than happy to give it to them (except a dog). Seriously! You can have anything! Just don't steal it!
I told the Captain I was going to the animal shelter and bringing home the biggest dog they have. I think he thinks I was kidding, but I wasn't. Don't be surprised (like he will be!) when I suddenly show up with one. I don't want another dog, but it'll make me feel better to have a big dog to show-off in the backyard. I'm gonna think about it really hard some more.
Can you imagine?
I can't think of a better deterrent.