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2/9/15

Sweet Potato Chicken Burritos

I don't know about you, but we didn't eat a lot of sweet potatoes when I was growing up.  They really came onto my food radar when I was living in China and my friend Becca would always find a little traveling food bike that sold roasted sweet potato halves.  I can still see her walking around eating away at her little potato piece. haha! Such fun, random memories tied to this vegetable.

When I first tried this recipe from my sweet friend, Shelby, I knew they would quickly become a staple in our dinner rotation.  Of course because my husband adores meat, we had to make a few modifications to make them just right for our table.  If you want the vegetarian version of these burritos, be sure to check out the recipe inspiration here.  
Sweet Potato Chicken Burritos
// makes approximately 12 burritos // 
original recipe here

1 onion, chopped
olive oil
3 cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons chili powder 
2 teaspoons ground cumin
4 teaspoons mustard
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 large sweet potatoes diced and cooked until soft
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
12 tortillas
salt to taste

Saut√© chopped onions in about a tablespoon of olive oil.  Stir in water and beans.  Cook the beans until soft and begin to mash them to a paste.  Add spices, soy sauce and mustard.  Finally add the softened sweet potatoes and shredded chicken.  Add salt to taste.  Fill tortilla shells and enjoy immediately.

For a gluten-free version of this meal, use the sweet potato/chicken mixture as topping for cooked quinoa.  So yummy!!

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11 comments:

  1. Do you use Udis tortillas? I think they're the best. This looks so good- I'm a huge sweet potato fan!

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  2. no... are they gluten free? i try to avoid gluten if possible, but that doesn't always happen. ;) let me know if you try these and what you think! xo

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  3. They are. I'm gluten intolerant :)

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  4. I think I could eat sweet potatoes every day of my life and be so very happy. This recipe looks like a super way to use them!

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  5. I can't wait to try these! Sounds so delicious.

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  6. I have to be honest and say that I laughed out loud...trying to imagine any man saying that he "adores meat" LOL. looks like a yummy recipe!

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  7. haha! that's my girly way of interpreting my husband's relationship with meat. ;)

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  8. let me know how you guys like them!! we had the chicken/potato mix leftovers over quinoa tonight!! xo

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  9. what are your favorite ways to cook or bake them?!

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  10. Honestly my all-time favorite is just a whole baked sweet potato...baked long enough that the sugars start to ooze out and caramelize on the pan. :) We also really like them cut into wedges and tossed with olive oil + s & p + rosemary and roasted!

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  11. ohhh so so yummy! i love sweet potato fries. such a favorite!

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