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Authentic Sweet Potato Burritos

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Sweet Potato Burritos - bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family! | hurrythefoodup.com

There are several reasons this sweet potato burritos recipe came about, each of them important in its own way.

One, it tastes so damn good it would be against our professional ethics not to share it with the world. And we’re professional if nothing else.

Two, the sun came out a couple of days ago (it’s gone again now) and put us in holiday mode.

I love my trips to Spain and Hauke lived there once upon a time, so we’re currently hankering after some proper sunny food – Spanish and Mexican spring to mind.

Three, we wanted an easy, family friendly recipe. You know, the sort that’s easy to follow, easy to make loads of, and the type of thing the whole family will enjoy.

Sweet Potato Burritos – Right place, right time

Sweet Potato Burritos - bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family! | hurrythefoodup.com

(excellent for an easy family dinner)

Very luckily for us, we have a new chef (as part of our ever-growing kitchen squad) – based in Spain no less – the lovely Lorena.

Hailing from Barcelona, Lorena has been a professional chef for 14 years, and is currently the head chef at Coconut Club, Barcelona. Her experience is obvious in this fantastic recipe.

When we approached Lorena she told us about her passion for Mexican food – and told us she could improve our blog with it.

How right she was. She hit us with these sweet potato burritos and winning partnership was born. They’re next level stuff.

This amazing burrito recipe is a fantastic fusion of cumin and lime, paprika and garlic and it really hits the spot.

If you’re a spice lover then you can add a little chili powder for that extra kick – and there’s some optional coriander too (I said optional, coriander haters!).

Sweet Potato Burritos - bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family! | hurrythefoodup.com

(my meal prep “assembling line”)

These sweet potato burritos have quickly become a family favourite – they’re very easy to make more for larger groups, little extra effort is required.

Sweet Potato Burritos - bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family! | hurrythefoodup.com

You can also make large batches and freeze the leftovers. Just whip out a fresh tortilla wrap and you’re ready to go again. Nice!

Sweet Potato Burritos – Health Benefits

Sometimes we have to think quite deeply about making our recipes as nutritious as possible, perhaps slipping in a few leaves of spinach here, or a cube of ginger there.

No such thing is needed with this one – it’s based primarily on sweet potatoes, black beans and avocado so it pretty much writes itself.

Sweet potatoes are an exceptionally good way of hitting your body’s nutrient and vitamin count. More and more studies are coming through all the time, and it’s clear that sweet potatoes are a winner.

One of the best natural ways of making sure your body gets all the vitamin A it needs, its high levels of beta-carotene are off the charts (well not literally, but they’re at the very top anyway).

Africa, India and the Caribbean are using sweet potatoes to make sure their kids get enough of the right stuff, and we can learn from their examples.

Black beans are well-loved on this site, and for good reason. High in both fiber and protein, they’re an excellent source of both.

Whether you want to build muscle, help weight loss or just improve your digestive system, these are a great way to help.

Be careful not to eat toooo many at one time though, they can build up a little gas 😉

And finally, the lovely avocado that needs no introduction. These self-regulating little vitamin bombs are really high in vitamins K, B6 and C – and the best news – they come with their own ‘good’ fats.

These fats are needed for the body to absorb the vitamins better – a perfect combination.

Sweet Potato Burritos - bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family! | hurrythefoodup.com

So – Mexican dish, Spanish flair and a whole load yummy nutritious goodness. These sweet potato burritos are just what we’ve been waiting for. Thanks Lorena!

Sweet Potato Burritos
4.90 from 37 votes
Sweet Potato Burritos – bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family!
If you need to save time you can microwave the sweet potatoes. It's still just as great!
Cuisine:Mexican
Diet: egg-free
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes
Servings:4 servings
Calories:457kcal
Author: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

Optional

  • 1 handful cilantro/coriander, fresh (or fresh parsley)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F
  • Slice the sweet potatoes in half and roast them in the oven until tender (about 45 mins).
    2 medium sweet potato
  • If you need to save time you can microwave the sweet potatoes. Cut them in half and cook for about 6-8 minutes, until the middles are soft.
  • Finely slice the onion and chop the garlic.
    1 onion, 2 clove garlic
  • Heat up a pan and add the olive oil, onion and garlic and fry for a coupe of minutes.
    2 tsp olive oil
  • Fry for another minute or so then add the diced tomatoes and leave to simmer on a low-medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and oregano about halfway through. Add a little hot water if it needs it to stop it sticking.
    1 can tomatoes, diced, 1 tsp cumin, ground, 1 tsp paprika powder, Salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp oregano
  • Drain and rinse the black beans and add to pan, simmering for another ten minutes.
    1.5 cups black beans, cooked
  • Peel, de-stone and thinly slice the avocado.
    1 avocado
  • The sweet potatoes should be ready now too – it’s time to make our burritos!
  • Scoop out the sweet potato “mash” from their peels, take out a wrap, layer some of the potato and spread with a fork.
    4 wholegrain wraps
  • Add the tomato/bean mix and avocado slices down the middle of the burrito.
    Sweet Potato Burritos - bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family! | hurrythefoodup.com
  • Now garnish with Greek yogurt, lime juice and cilantro.
    1 lime, 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt, 1 handful cilantro/coriander, fresh
  • Repeat with each burrito.
  • Roll, and cook in a large pan for a 30 secs – 1 minute on each side. Tip for families: use the oven instead. Place the burrito in the oven for 3-5 minutes on 200°C/400°F. 
  • When they’re done, you’re done!

NOTES

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then you definitely need to check out our Tangy Veggie Wrap. Oh, and don’t forget to make some excellent guacamole, because it goes always well with wraps!
What a delish recipe, Lorena! If you want to see more of her creations check out her instagram. She’s got some skillz!
Tips: The sweet potatoes can also be cooked in the microwave to save time. Just remember to pierce them a few times first!
Make-ahead? Don’t cook the burritos themselves until you’re ready for them.
Freezable? Yes, but only the filling.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Burritos
Amount per Serving
Calories
457
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
3
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
670
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
1020
mg
29
%
Carbohydrates
 
75
g
25
%
Fiber
 
16
g
67
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
16563
IU
331
%
Vitamin C
 
22
mg
27
%
Calcium
 
263
mg
26
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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41 comments
  1. 5 stars
    This is easy to make but seriously delicious. I make it regularly.

    1. So good to hear!!

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect recipe. Made it two days ago for Ash Wednesday which is a no meat day for Catholics. Today I had it for lunch as leftovers and I made sure to warm all the toppings and grilled the burritos in the pan. Perfect lunch everything is fabulous. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Ah, that’s brilliant to hear! And I agree yes, delicious as leftovers :). Glad you enjoyed!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m gradually building up an inventory of meatless meals and have made these a couple of times. My family loves them. Delicious, nutritious, and super simple to make, they are perfect with a little hot sauce. They are going to be in my regular rotation for a long time.

    1. So glad you like them! Deffo in my top 10 of veggie recipes as well 🙂

  4. Has anyone made these in advance and eaten them at room temp (or chilled) a few hours later? I’m thinking picnic!

    1. Honestly, I would have to try again. The filling is fairly “mushy”, so it might soak the wraps a bit too much. For work lunch where you have a plate and cutlery, no problem. But picnic not so sure.

  5. 5 stars
    We make this on the regular and love it every time!

    1. Thanks Rose! That’s awesome to hear!!