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This is one of my original recipes that I’m pretty proud of. One night I had some friends coming over for dinner and I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on ingredients so I whipped this up with what I had around the kitchen. I recreated this recipes again last week (with a little more intention this time) and it turned out just as great.

Ingredients:

-1 medium pepper

-1 sweet onion

-1 extra large or two normal sized sweet potatoes

-1 can black beans, strained and rinsed

-A jar of salsa. I used Mrs. Renfro’s Raspberry Chipotle salsa this time, which complimented the sweetness of the sweet potatoes really well!

-Sour cream (I’ve done this vegan- with Tofutti brand or you can just use regular sour cream).

-A few avocados for garnish

-2 tbs minced garlic

-A tsp cumin

-Powdered cayenne pepper, to taste

-Tortillas

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I start by cutting everything up, the peppers, onion and sweet potatoes. I fry the pepper and onion with cumin, garlic, cayenne and a little olive oil. While that is getting nice and caramelized I boil the sweet potato. I do it in a wok so that I can later use that to mix together all of the enchilada filling. After the sweet potato chunks are softish and the peppers and onions are cooked to your satisfaction, strain the water out of the wok and mix all ingredients together. Add the black beans, sour cream and about 2/3 cup of salsa to the mix at this time too. I go pretty light on the sour cream, but if you want them to be creamier you could add more and add cheese. I honestly think they are great without it so I’d prefer to skip the extra calories and fats. Grease some pans and roll up tortillas with about 3/4 cup of filling in them. I used almost the whole remainder of the jar of salsa on top. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until the tortilla is nice and crispy.

 

 

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Good as a stand alone dish or with some sort of salad on the side. Garnish with avocado for a little extra tastiness!

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// Megan //

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So many good fall flavors in this! A very comforting meal, and one of the tastiest things I’ve ever made!

What you’ll need:

-1 1/2 Cups arborio rice

-Vegetable stock

-Small sweet potato, diced

-Butternut squash, diced

-1/2 Onion

-Balsamic vinegar

-Sliced almonds

-Goat cheese

-Salt, pepper, olive oil

Start by caramelizing the onion in balsamic vinegar. I baked the squash and sweet potato on a oiled pan with salt and pepper at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. I then started the risotto. If you’ve never made risotto before, its easy! Lightly fry the rice in a little olive oil until it browns lightly. Then add vegetable broth, one cup at a time. Let the broth boil out until its almost dry, and then add another cup! Continue this process until the rice is done. Mix the rice, squash, sweet potato, onion and almonds together and let the squash and sweet potato get a little mushy and coat all the rice. Top with goat cheese! This is a SUPER TASTY but kind of heavy meal, I usually pair it with a salad for some balance!

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