I wanted a sauce to go with them other than just plain sour cream and I didn't think salsa would taste quite right. I love the flavor combination of chili pepper and lime, so I based a sauce around those flavors. It ended up working really well with these burritoes!
Although this sounds like a super weird combination, it was really yummy. Interesting flavors and other than baking off the sweet potatoes last night when I was cooking some thing else (time-saving tip from Christina). I assembled these (7 minutes) and cooked them (20 minutes) after church today. Beginning to table~ less than 30 minutes. They were yummy, filling and filled with great vitamins (and really budget friendly too~I think the entire meal cost me less than $8!!!!)
Sweet Potato Burritos
2 large sweet potatoes
1 can fat-free refried beans
1 pkg. (2 cup) shredded 2 % reduced fat Mexican Cheese
1 pkg. whole wheat tortillas
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. chili pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Bake sweet potatoes until tender and oozing. (I did these the night before and just left them in their skins in the refrigerator until I needed them - you could probably do this up to 2 days in advance. )
Scoop out sweet potato flesh and mash lightly once cooked.
Mix can of refried beans with the listed spices.
Assemble the burritos in the following order: Beans, sweet potato, cheese. 1 can of beans and 1 package of cheese with the sweet potatoes made 6 burritos with a little cheese and sweet potatoes left over.
Place burritos seam side down in a baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Brush the tops of the burritos with some olive or canola oil. Just a little bit.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Chili-Lime Cream Sauce
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper (added to spicy preference and to taste)
zest of one lime
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper.
Zest a lime.
This is my zester, it is super easy to use and makes really pretty zest strings!Add zest to the sour cream. Add the juice of 1/2 the lime. Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.
Enjoy this yummy - but totally different type of burrito. If you like sweet potatoes, I promise you will love these burritos! The Chili-lime cream sauce adds another great layer of flavors. Give it a try and let me know what you think!