Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilladas

In preparation for my upcoming move, I've been doing a lot of housework and not so much cooking; however, I decided to give it a try since its Lost night and not a work night. I found this recipe back during the meatless phase.. but didn't have time to try it before I returned to being a carnivore. I've been looking forward to making this since that time. It brings together three things i love: cheese, black beans, and sweet potatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 sweet potatoes, cooked
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
canola oil
1/2 cup water
1 tbl chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tbl soy sauce
4 tortillas
1 cup cheddar cheese
In a bowl mash the sweet potatoes. The original recipe called for adding cilantro and chipotles here. Since I didn't have any cilantro left and i had a crazy fear come over me about the chipotles, I just used mashed sweet potatoes.
Next, heat up oil and cook onions until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Yay!. Next add water, beans, cumin, chili powder, and soy sauce. Cook down until most of the water is gone. Once again, the original recipe called for cilantro here, and I was lacking in that department. Spread 1/4 of the bean mixture and 1/4 of the potato on a tortilla. Wrap it up burrito style and place in a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and mixtures. Cover with cheese and bake for about 15 minutes at 350F.

Wow! These hit the spot! I mentioned the missing cilantro above because they definitely could use a little something more (I totally could have upped the chili powder to 2 tbl too.. but I'm a yankee chicken). Either way, they were good and exactly what I wanted to much on for a late LOST dinner. I definitely plan to enjoy these again! If I had leftover yogurt I would have slathered some of it on.... Plus, they are fairly filling and nutritious (as usual). I use the low carb/high fiber tortillas and this worked out to 6.5 pts per enchilada :)


  1. We call these "Heather Burritos" after the cook that made them for us while we were SCA interns in south Florida. Except hers (and ours) aren't low-fat... Ours include whatever tortillas we have on hand (regular, wheat, sun-dried tomato), chicken cubes pan-sauteed in fajita sauce, cubes of sweet potato pan-fried in butter and salt, black beans, brown rice, sour cream, guacamole (if we have it), and cheddar cheese (on the inside only - not that we can ever use our hands to eat these ginormous burritos). YUM!

  2. mmmm... those also sound way yummy! I love the sweet potato and black bean combo!!!!

    i'm only low-fat cooking because i'm attempting to lose a few lbs myself.

  3. In a few months I will be too :)

    For now, bring on the butter!