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African Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1 23-ounce can sweet potatoes, in syrup, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 10-inch flour tortillas
Toppings:
3/4 cup salsa
6 tablespoons sour cream (or sour cream substitute for vegans)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

Instructions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender.

Stir in peanut butter, sweet potatoes and beans; mash slightly. Add cumin, cinnamon and cayenne pepper; mix well. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir.

Meanwhile, heat tortillas according to package directions. To serve, spoon and spread 1/2 cup sweet-potato mixture across center third of each tortilla. Top with salsa, sour cream, green onions and cilantro. Spread to cover sweet potato mixture.

Fold sides of each tortilla 1 inch over filling. Fold bottom 1/3 tortilla over filling; roll again to enclose filling. Place seam side down on platter. Makes 6 burritos.



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