[Week 18] Sweet Potato "Taco" Filling for Quesadillas, Bowls, Burritos & More
Plus: Five More Recipes to Make This Week
Hello Farm Share Friends,
Last night at 10 pm I pulled out my crockpot to make a batch of these slow-cooker black beans. I had just opened the Roxbury Farm CSA newsletter and read we would be receiving sweet potatoes today, which made me instantly crave these black bean and sweet potato burritos.
The beans simmered slowly all night, and I awoke to earthy smells and perfectly cooked beans. Tonight, after picking up the farm share, I’ll make the filling, a mix of sautéed onions, grated sweet potatoes, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro.
This is of my favorite sweet potato recipes — it’s the recipe, in fact, that got me to like sweet potatoes: with lots of fresh lime juice, spices, and herbs, the sweet potatoes brighten right up and don't taste at all ... well... too sweet!
The original recipe was passed along to me from a longtime vegetarian friend of my aunt, and I am so grateful for it because it is so versatile. I use it in quesadillas, burritos, and bowls with shredded Romaine, beans, and cheese. It also makes a fantastic breakfast taco: scramble some eggs, fry up the filling, and tuck it all inside a warm tortilla with cheese and hot sauce. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Here it is in quesadilla form:
Here’s the filling used in a bowl with slow cooker beans, shredded Romaine, sour cream, Cheddar, and lime.
Week 18 Vegetables
Sweet Potatoes → Sweet Potato Recipes
Tomatoes → Tomato Recipes
Head Lettuce → Salads
Garlic → Garlic Recipes
Kale → Kale Recipes
Onions → Onion Recipes
Parsley → Herb Recipes
Cabbage → Cabbage Recipes
Spinach → Spinach Recipes
Potatoes → Potato Recipes
Find recipes for all the vegetables here → Farm Share Vegetables
5 More Recipes to Make this Week
The greens have returned to the weekly farm share, and as a result, I’ve gotten back in the habit of making salad dressings, namely this apple cider vinaigrette, a new favorite, as well as this lemon vinaigrette.
Sweet Potato and Mushroom Veggie Burgers (If you’re feeling ambitious, make homemade brioche buns to go with them ... such a good combination. )
Crispy Potato, Egg, and Cheese Tacos
Crustless Quiche Loaded with Kale — I made this recently for dinner and was reminded once again why I love it so: the custard! It's like no other. You'll need crème fraîche and thyme.
Thai-Inspired Chicken and Cabbage Salad
Crispy Oven Fries (Never are these oven fries better than with the farm share potatoes.)
Fellow Farm Sharers: Please share in the comments links to recipes you are loving for your farm share vegetables! Tips, questions, and suggestions are always welcome, too. Enjoy your vegetables! 🥦🥬🥒🌶🌽🥕 See you next week :)
Adding those burritos to my dinner menu. Yum! Thanks for the inspiration!
Yummy! Thank you!