Life has changed. With Baby J around, I certainly have less time to play in the kitchen than I used to, and I also can't be quite as freewheeling with the grocery budget as I once was (as a foodie and organics junkie, I can do some pretty serious damage at the grocery store). With these lifestyle changes in mind, I am going to be focusing more on making simple, inexpensive weeknight recipes, and this one is a definite favorite. I'd say you can put this whole meal on the table for less than $10 (less than that, even, if you skip the fancy-pants flaxseed, multigrain tortillas, but I can't help myself).
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos
Ingredients (pictured here with my lovely assistant):
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1 sweet potato
1 can black beans
Spices (we use our own blend, but it could be approximated with some cumin, cayenne and chili powder) + salt and pepper to taste
Cheese (we like Cabot Sharp Cheddar... did you know it is lactose free? Bonus!)
Start by chopping the onion, peeling the garlic, and peeling and grating the sweet potato.
This makes a healthy, dense, and satiating filling for burritos. I set up an assembly station of toppings, and we make our own.
It was especially delightful cooking this meal with this guy keeping me company. Easily the most delicious thing in the kitchen:
Take that Rachel Ray.