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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

28 Aug

This is our new favorite dinner recipe.  I promise you won’t miss the meat!

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

  • 4 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,softened
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1  1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1  1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1  1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 (7 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 (19 ounce) can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and roast for about 60 minutes until soft in center.  Cool potatoes slightly.
2. Scoop the flesh of the sweet potatoes into a bowl, and mash it with the cream cheese, green onions, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper until well mixed.  Stir in black beans.  (Mixture can be made several hours ahead and refrigerated.)
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 13×9 inch baking dish.
4. Place 6 tortillas on a cookie sheet.  Spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray and bake for 3 minutes until soft and pliable.  Repeat with remaining 6 tortillas.
5. Place about 1/3 cup of sweet potato filling down the center of each tortilla, roll it up, and place filled tortillas seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the tortillas, and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, until the enchiladas are bubbling and the cheese is beginning to brown.
(Adapted from Allrecipes.com)
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