Spicy Potato and Black Bean Burritos
In an attempt to be organized and save myself time I had boiled some potatoes and then put them in the fridge, ready to eat when hunger struck. This is generally a great thing to do with root vegetables that need cooking before you can eat them. If you have them ready to go, you’re more likely to reach for them rather than going for the crackers or something.
Unfortunately, we haven’t been home much so my potatoes ended up languishing and were on the verge of going off one night when a burrito craving struck me. Rather than going out to buy a burrito or a bunch of extra ingredients I decided I could make a great burrito out of what I had around, including the potatoes.
If you have pre-boiled potatoes, and pre-cooked or canned beans around you can also have this on the table in five minutes. Totally satisfying and quick!
- 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil
- 1 large potato pre-cooked, chopped
- 1 jalapeno finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 cups black beans
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 small tortillas (or 2 large)
- cheddar cheese to taste (optional)
- salsa to serve (optional)
- cilantro chopped (optional)
- In a non-stick pan on medium heat let the butter or olive oil get hot. Add the potato, jalapeno and garlic. Let it cook for a minute without touching. Add the cumin powder and smoked paprika and toss gently to coat the vegetables. Let it cook for another minute.
- Add the black beans and salt and pepper. Let it cook just to get warm for another two minutes. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper and spices to your taste. Take the pan off the heat.
- Place 4 small or two large tortillas on two plates. Pile the filling evenly onto one half of the tortilla. Sprinkle a bit of cheddar cheese on top if using. Now, with the filling side facing you, fold the left and right sides of the tortilla over the filling and then, working from the side closest to you, gently roll the tortilla over to create a tight roll.
- Slice it in half and serve it with salsa on the side and cilantro leaves sprinkled on top.
I think this really sounds delicious. I believe I would add fresh green onion and some sour cream on top. I did a recipe very similar for some students and they thought it was the bomb. I think I should go home and have this for dinner tonight!