Last Nights Dinner

So our dinner last night was so good!!! We have burritos a lot but never like this, well and I guess because I baked them they were actually more like enchiladas. They had yellow rice, black beans, mashed sweet potatoes and kale in them. Baked with some cheese on top and covered with homemade salsa before serving. Mmm even writing this is making me wish I could have another one.

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Ingredients:
can of black beans
Goya spanish yellow rice
2 sweet potatoes
bunch of kale
can of whole peeled tomatoes
little package of grape tomatoes
1 jalapeno
onion chopped
cumin
chili powder
salt/pepper
Lime
Cilantro
OJ

Preheat oven to 350
In a pot boil cubed sweet potatoes.
In another pot cook rice according to package. In the last few mins. of cooking rice add the beans to the pot.
In a steamer pot. Place Kale greens. Cook the kale in the last 5 mins of rice and sweet potatoes.
When the sweet potatoes are ready. Drain water and mash adding oj, cumin, lime juice, chili powder and some salt.
In a tortillas add rice and beans, mashed sweet potatoes and kale. Roll up. Create as many as you can and lay them seam side down a baking dish to place into oven. Top with cheese. Cover with tin foil and bake in oven 30 mins.

When they are baking make salsa. In a food processor place chopped jalapenos, cilantro, whole package of grape tomatoes, can of drained whole peeled tomatoes, and chopped onions. Blend all together. Add the juice of one lime and some salt and pepper to taste. Blend again.

When enchiladas are done take out of oven and place on a plate and cover top with some salsa. Serve.
Enjoy!

  1. This looks delish! I’ve been a vegetarian for about 2 months now, after the book “Omnivore’s Dilemma” scared me off corn-fed beef and chicken. I don’t really miss it at all, but my parents and relatives in Ohio (all meat ‘n’ potatoes folk) think I’m nuts…and I have to admit, it’s really hard to say ‘no’ to the tantalizing burritos and burgers my boyfriend is always eating. Is Kev a vegetarian too? What do you do when you’re out with or cooking for non-veg people- b/c I’ve realized that sometimes the veggie options at restaurants aren’t good at all, which makes it tough.

  2. Kev is not a vegetarian. At first I thought it would be really hard to cook for both of us since I like cooking a nice dinner every night and I am not going to make him stop eating meat, but it really hasnt been to bad. I have learned what dishes will work and what wont. I usually cook some sort of base that is vegetarian and then can be split into a dish for kev and then for me. We eat a lot of stir fry’s, mexican, and just simple dishes with a rice, vegetable and then tofu for me and meat for him. I don’t get grossed out by cooking meat for him so I will continue to do that. Whenever I post a dish on here for last nights dinner its always the vegetarian one for me but Kev’s always has either steak or chicken added into or with it. I think the burritos are better without the meat!! and burgers can be just as good. Get a good recipe for homemade black bean burgers. Mmm Maybe that will be my next Last nights dinner post! But there are good alternatives out there for those things.

    As far as restaurants go- thats where it gets hard. I have had many meals of french fries and salad when we are at a restaurant that has no opitons for me. It doesnt help that I don’t like eggplant or mushrooms and that always seems to be the veg. option on menus. Kev is super supportive though and we know what restaurants have good choices and which ones dont and we dont eat at those ones anymore. Most chain restaurants are the worst. But they are terrible to begin with so I dont miss not eating at them. It has actually forced to find some local restaurants and they are amazing!! I will say that Uno’s has the best veggie burger though and applebees is the absolute worst restaurant.

    My sister has been a vegan for a very long time so my parents are use to the whole no meat thing. It took awhile for them though I think. My mom always goes above and beyond for us when we are back home now making sure there are things there for us to eat! She is the best!!

    I hope this was helpful…

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious… I will have to try it! John and I are both veg, as you know, and we’ve been experimenting with kale a lot lately. This is a very interesting way of integrating a veggie that most people are scared of into a dish that everyone loves (who can say no to a burrito!?).

    By the way, the next time you guys are in Troy you will have to go to Jose Malone’s (and I’d love to join you!). It’s our new favorite restaurant, right near Terra Nova. They have innovative Mexican-style food and this burrito sounds like the type of thing that would be on their menu. The specials always change, and there are always plenty of good veggie options!

  4. Thanks Raeanne! We will have to go with you guys to Jose Malone’s sometime. I keep hearing people talk about that place. Sounds great!!!

  5. This sounds amazing! I love the idea of kale and sweet potatoes in there together!

  6. Thanks for all the tips! I’m excited to try out some new recipes and, as far as restaurants go, I feel pretty much the same way you do (at least about the chains)- good bye and good riddance!

  7. One of my foodie friends made this recipe last night and immediateley posted the link on my facebook, since she said I HAD to make it. Looks indeed very, very yummy, I shall give it a go! 🙂

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  9. Really looking forward to trying this recipe tonight. Just wondered how much OJ?

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