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Whole Wheat Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchilada

by Arielle J on December 10, 2014

Whole Wheat Enchiladas

This is such a healthy and yummy dinner when you’re craving Mexican food…
and it makes the best leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day.

The Purple Carrot
sent me the perfect amount of ingredients
to make this perfect Fall dinner. All I had to do was cook it all up!

High in protein and fiber to keep you satisfied and satiated.

I may or may not have eaten them for three days after!

Whole Wheat Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchilada

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
3 tbs. Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and minced
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 tbs. chili powder
2 cups fresh tomato salsa
12 whole wheat tortillas

1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle 2 tbs. olive oil on top and bake for 20 minutes (turning them over after 10 minutes). Remove from oven and set aside.
3. Reduce oven to 350F
4. Head 1 tbs of olive oil ina large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the beans, tomatoes and chili powder and sprinkle some sea salt to taste. Add in the cooked sweet potatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.
5. Lightly oil a baking dish or a tin-foil/parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Spread a thin later of salsa and set aside.
6. On a flat work surface or a plate, place tortilla down and spoon a portion of the sweet potato mixture down the center of the tortilla and rol it up. Place the filled tortilla, seam side down, and repeat with the remaining tortillas.
7. Spoon any remaining mixture and salsa on top of the enchiladas. Cover with tin foil and bake in oven at 350F for 20 minutes.
Serve hot. Voila!

Here’s a pict of my Mexican fiesta table:

mexican night by arielle haspel

* Serves 6-12 people
Craving another Mexican dish? Check out one of my faves for Mexican night: Mexican Quinoa Cups

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