Sweet Potato & Black Bean Whole Wheat Burritos

by Lauren

Hopefully you are all stuffed with Easter ham…or lamb…or Mushroom, Kale, and Parmesan Bread Pudding.

I know I am; I think it’s time for a super simple vegetarian recipe to balance out your diet a little.


Does anyone else have trouble folding burritos? I tried extremely hard not to over stuff this burrito so that I could fold it nicely for it’s photo shoot.

It’s really quite difficult. I just want so much in there. Potatoes, beans, onions, avocado, salsa, and sour cream! I like it all.

This time, I’m going to blame my lack of burrito folding technique on the tiny whole wheat tortillas.


My solution to not over-stuffing was to make it “wet” burrito. I topped it with the salsa, dipped it in the sour cream (Greek yogurt) and used a fork and knife.

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a great combination my friends. I think we’re going to attempt sweet potato nachos next. Any topping suggestions? Chris is hooked on carnitas lately.

By the way, if you have butternut squash handy it makes a  great substitute for the sweet potato in this recipe. A combination of the two is also acceptable.



Sweet Potato & Black Bean Whole Wheat Burritos


2 sweet potatoes, cubed

1 can black beans, rinsed drained

1/3 cup roasted red peppers, roughly chopped

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 avocado, diced

1 teaspoon chile powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 whole wheat tortillas

Sour cream or Greek yogurt mixed with a squeeze of lime



Sauté onion and sweet potatoes over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through. Add beans, chile powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Spread tortilla with salsa, sour cream, roasted red peppers, and avocado slices. Add sweet potato and black bean mixture. Roll up and serve.

These are great to freeze for later too – just keep the sour cream and salsa on the side!

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6 Comments to “Sweet Potato & Black Bean Whole Wheat Burritos”

  1. I tend to sub in butternut whenever I can–it just tastes “lighter” or something. I have trouble folding burritos too, I think it’s an art that I’ve yet to master.

  2. I’m so bad at folding burritos, so mine never look good in photographs! This looks so delicious. Love sweet potatoes in any form :)

  3. Burrito folding is something I really suck at it to put it mildy which is odd because I eat burritos at least three times a week. Sweet potato and black beans are one of my favorite combinations!

  4. Lauren

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with this issue Ashley haha

  5. Lauren

    Let me tell you, it’s not easy getting a burrito to look “pretty”!

  6. I love veggie burritos, I’d happily devour these!