• Dr. Nancy Bertelmann

Sweet Potato Taquitos


Black Bean & Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos (Use organic when possible)

Ingredients:

6 Cups sweet potato peeled and cubed (1 inch cubes; roughly 4 small sweet potatoes)

1 ½ Tablespoons fajita seasoning

1 Cup black beans (drained)

1 ½ Cup shredded cheese

10 Cassava/almond flour tortillas (medium; 8 inches)

Juice of 1 lime

Spray oil or olive oil

Suggested Toppings:

Guacamole

Yogurt

Pico de Gallo

Cilantro

Sour Cream

Instructions:

1. Fill a medium sized pot with 2 cups of water and place a steamer basket on top.

Arrange sweet potato cubes on the steamer basket.

2. Steam for 20-30 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender

3. Transfer sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Add the lime juice and fajita seasoning, and

mash until creamy and smooth. Fold in the cheese and black beans.

4. Roll taquitos: place 1/4 – 1/3 cup of filling on an 8-inch tortilla. Roll tightly and place

seam side down in a 9x13 inch dish or on a baking sheet. Repeat, nestling the rest of

the taquitos in tightly.

5. Spray with oil all over or brush on a light coat of oil.

6. Bake at 400-425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until brown and crispy.

Storage:

1. Filling may be prepared ahead and stored in an air tight container for up to 4 days.

2. Roll taquitos and bake as directed above.

3. Taquitos may be baked ahead and stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up

to 4 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

4. Thaw completely and reheat in the oven until warmed through.

Fajita Seasoning (Use organic when possible)

Ingredients:

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

1 ½ tsp dried oregano

¾ tsp onion powder

¾ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together, until combined

Storage:

1. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. Spices will

generally keep well for a year or two before losing flavor.

Ingredients: (Use organic when possible)

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

1 ½ tsp dried oregano

¾ tsp onion powder

¾ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together, until combined

Storage:

1. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. Spices will generally keep well for a year or two before losing flavor.