Coming from Georgia, I have always considered my love for Tex-Mex normal. It's not until moving to Germany, however, that I realized how deep that love is. There are a lot of amazing places to eat here in the city, but unlike Georgia, good Mexican food is hard to come by. Therefore I find myself wanting to make burritos or tacos every other week.
I recently stumbled upon some recipes for sweet potatoes - another food for which my love grows daily - and decided to combine some different ideas and whip up these remixed burritos. They are perfect since I don't always like to eat meat and because they're not only good for you with lots of healthy fillings, they're easy to make and really delicious!
1. Cook the sweet potatoes by peeling and dicing them, then boiling in plain water until tender enough to easily pierce with fork. Transfer to medium bowl and smash. Add minced garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
2. Put black beans in a smaller bowl and stir in cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Set aside.
3. In small bowl, mix diced avocado, squeezed lemon juice.
4. Scramble eggs and egg whites. Cook on low heat and stir often for light and fluffy eggs.
5. Assemble burritos by warming (20 seconds in the microwave) and setting out the tortillas. Evenly distribute potatoes, egg, beans and avocado. Place a dollop (or three) of taco sauce on top and roll by tucking the ends before folding one side over the other.
6. Serve with sour cream (optional) and enjoy!
- 8 tortillas
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 avocados, diced
- 3 whole eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2/3 tsp cumin
- 2/3 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ground paprika
- 2/3 tsp cayenne pepper
- small jar taco sauce
- salt and pepper
- sour cream, optional
Another great thing about these burritos (as if you needed more), is that they're great prep-ahead meals. You can freeze them and heat them individually whenever you want a tasty, healthy snack. To freeze, just roll in plastic wrap and then put in aluminum foil or a freezer bag. To heat, unwrap completely and pop in the microwave or in the oven on a baking sheet for a few minutes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have! Let me know what you think or if you have similar recipes, ideas for variation, etc. in the comments below.