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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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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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