Sweet Potato Tacos

This week we've (Kitty and I) been in California rocking our amazing annual family vacation. We come out to stay with family friends and pretty much just swim and eat for a week. It's incredible, not a care in the world. We are able to bring our adorable dogs with us and just chillax to the max (I'm so relaxed right now I don't even care that that sounds like it came straight from Saved By the Bell). Last year we took some time and went to see Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. What an amazing tour! If you have the chance, I would take it. This year we went to a Rhythmic Circus show. Just, wow. Our friend June got us tickets to go and none of us had any idea what to expect. The write up in the paper said that it was a group of performers that tap-danced to a wide variety of music. Which let's be honest, doesn't sound too exciting. But we went anyway and it was incredible! That little write up didn't do it ANY justice. At all. I can't even describe the show except to say that I just grinned through all of it. My 12 year old nephew came out of the show asking how he could learn how to beatbox. Long story short, if you have a chance to go see them, do it. It will be worth every penny you spend.

Even though we're only on day 3 of our 13 day vacation, I still wanted to share some tasty food with all of you. So on to the recipe! 

My friend Keriann and I are always swapping recipes at work. Most of the time we are swapping quick recipes that can appease our hangry husbands - or let's be honest, us too - when we get home from work. She told me that one of their favorite quick dishes is a sweet potato burrito. I was sold. I figured I would try them out and see what we thought. I got all the ingredients I thought I would need only to come home and realize I didn't buy any flour tortillas. Yeah, I'm that good at grocery shopping. So I adjusted my recipe to be sweet potato tacos. Pretty much amazing.

I love this recipe because it's super easy. It's not quite a 30 minute recipe because you do have to roast the potatoes and peppers for 30 minutes so I would say it's about a 35 minute recipe. 

 

Here's what you'll need:

2 Sweet Potatoes

8 Small Mini Sweet Peppers

2 tsp Taco Seasoning

1.5 TBSP Olive Oil

8 - 6-Inch Corn Tortillas

Shredded Colby Jack Cheese

Sour Cream

Tomatillo Salsa

1 - 15 oz. Can of Vegetarian Refried Beans

 

What you'll do: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Cube the sweet potato into 1 cm cubes.
  3. Stem and seed the peppers and slice them into 1/4" round slices. 
  4. Mix sweet potatoes and peppers with olive oil and taco seasoning.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This keeps the potatoes from sticking to the baking sheet since they are extra starchy. 
  6. Evenly spread the potatoes and peppers on the baking sheet.
  7. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes. You want the potatoes to be just softened but not too soft that they squish when you pick them up.
  8. About 10 minutes before you take the potatoes out of the oven, heat up the refried beans in a small saucepan.  Heat up corn tortillas by wrapping in a dishcloth and placing in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  9. Remove potatoes from oven.
  10. Assemble tacos as follows - tortillas, beans, sweet potatoes, cheese, sour cream, and tomatillo salsa. 
  11. Enjoy!