Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito

makes 4 burritos


  • (2) Sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • Optional toppings: guac, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro

Sweet potato burrito ingredients header

Preheat over to 425F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Peel sweet potatoes, chop up into 1/2″ cubes, and place on aluminum foil. Drizzle olive oil (not factored into the ingredients above) over the sweet potato and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the brown rice according to the packaged instructions.

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat, add olive oil, onion, and minced garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add chopped rep pepper, black beans, cooked rice, salt, cumin, and cayenne to skillet and stir well. Saute another 10 minutes.

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When the sweet potatoes are a little tender, remove from oven and add to skillet. Cook for a few more minutes to make sure everything is warmed through.

black bean and sweet potato pan image

Serve the bean and sweet potato mixture onto a tortilla. Top with cheese and your desired/optional toppings.

Sweet potato burrito toppings image

Roll up the burrito and serve it up to the hungry family!

Black bean and sweet potato burrito image

Original recipe found at Oh She Glows

About the Author

By , on Oct 17, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. Those look delicious! I love sweet potato and always want more ways to incorporate them into food 🙂

  2. So seeing when I’m hungry was a bad idea.

  3. CF says:

    Looks good! I would consider buying rice by the sack – those boxes get expensive. I get a 20lb sack of rice for about $12-15.

  4. Man, this looks great. I love me a good burrito! Also, wondering what camera you use to get those great shots of your process and final product. i can almost smell the food coming through the computer when looking at those 🙂

  5. Andy great stuff! I really need to share some recipes I make at home for building muscle and utilizing low glycemic foods.

    In the second picture in the article, is that the two spoons of cumin or is that brown sugar?? Either way, that sounds like a bit of cumin!!

  6. Mmmm I don’t know if I should be reading recipes and watching The Food Network because I’m starving. I could eat about 4 of these right now. I’ll try this out next week when my challenge is up. I will make my own tortillas maybe.. will see..

  7. Looks really tasty, Andy..

    We have “burrito night” pretty regularly, but have never thought about adding potatoes to the mix. I wonder if sweet potatoes would be good on a breakfast burrito (with eggs and sausage)..

  8. Mackenzie says:

    This looks so good! I will definitely be adding to this to my menu plan.

  9. The addition of sweet potato is interesting. I might have to try it that way.

  10. That looks delicious! Are you guys completely vegetarian?

  11. Michelle says:

    Definitely adding this my meal plan! We’re always looking to try new burrito recipes.

  12. Looks good even though I am not a sweet potato fan. I agree with Thad, I think the empty plate would provide a good touch. 😉

  13. Sounds and looks really tasty. I think you need to include an empty plate after the items have been consumed just to prove you really enjoyed it! 😉

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