Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

My friend Kate shared her fabulous Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas recipe and it tasted so good I wanted to share it with all of you. It’s packed full of smoky flavor and I love the contrast of the sweetness from the potatoes and creaminess from the beans. Mmmm! It’s also packed with natural sources of fiber and plant-based antioxidants. Pair it with some roasted veggies for a delicious winter meal. Plus it makes great leftovers. Enjoy!

Kate’s Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Enchilada Filling

3 cups raw sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (I used one large)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups cooked black beans (I used one can)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
8 flour tortillas (I use whole grain)

Saute sweet potatoes and onion in a large frying pan in olive oil just until tender. Add cumin and cinnamon and cook until fragrant. Add beans and cook until heated through. Divide bean mixture among the tortillas and roll up. Place in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Smother with prepared enchilada sauce (see below). Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Garnish with avocado, etc.

Enchilada Sauce
From Cooks Illustrated

1 medium onion , chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 medium cloves garlic , minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons sugar
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 cup water

Combine the onion, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the onions have softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and sugar, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato sauce and water, bring to a simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.