Sean & I don’t eat meat. Instead we eat beans. Lots and lots of beans. When I first became a vegetarian the thing I missed the most about meat was eating tacos. So to squelch the craving I decided to replace the meat I used to eat in tacos with sweet potatoes and black beans! Since then Sean and I have been burrito/taco-marking machines; creating them from pretty anything we can scavenge from our kitchen. Yesterday, I am happy to report, we happened upon one of our greatest taco concoctions yet! Secrets posted below!
We fried together 2 cloves garlic and 1/2 sweet onion in olive oil. Once this was softened, we then added one large sweet potato and one potato, finely diced. (Normally we just do one or the other, clearly we were feeling crazy!)
Next, we added 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped. We used lots of chili powder and cumin to taste. I also threw in a bit of cinnamon just to sweeten things us. Once this was about done, we added about 1-1/2 cups of pinto beans. (Typically we would use black beans, but since we haven’t gotten our order in from the farm yet, we only had pinto beans. This series of unfortunate events led us to discover a new favorite way to eat our burritos!)
We served this mixture on whole wheat shells with fresh spinach, salsa and avocado.
After a weekend of binging we weren’t about to call it quits on Sunday night— we devoured my mom’s leftover apple pie for dessert and retired to bed feeling giddy & satiated.
This all goes to show that just because we don’t eat meat doesn’t mean we don’t eat normal foods. We serve this meal with friends who aren’t vegetarians and have received rave reviews! Not only is it a simple crowd pleaser, but it has definitely become our house favorite go-to meal.
Thanks for stopping into our kitchen, friends!