ROASTED SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH GOAT CHEESE

Here’s something a bit different that is loaded with great nutrients and fiber!

ingredients Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Goat Cheese l wanderingroot.com

1 lg. sweet potato, diced

1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup red enchilada sauce (see recipe below)

8-10 corn tortillas

goat cheese

olive oil

fresh cracked pepper

fine sea salt

ingredients for enchilada sauce (will yield 2 ½ cups)

2 T olive oil

2 T all-purpose flour

2 T chili powder

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth

½ t ground cumin

½ t garlic powder

½ t onion powder

¼ t crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 t salt

directions

Preheat the oven to 4000 degrees. Place the diced sweet potato on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, toss then roast another 15 minutes.

While the sweet potato is roasting prepare the enchilada sauce. (This can be also be prepared in advance and re-warmed.) Heat the oil in a large skillet to medium heat. Whisk in the flour and chili powder. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to whisk until lightly browned. Gradually whisk in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes and salt. Stir until smooth, and continue simmering over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Use 1 cup of this sauce and add in the black beans and sweet potatoes. Once the black beans are warmed, remove the saucepan from the heat.

Warm the tortillas in oven. Fill the tortillas with the black bean mixture and sprinkle with goat cheese. Top with any other desired toppings – guacamole, salsa, lettuce, avocado, cilantro, green onions, etc. (To keep the calories low, go easy on the goat cheese and other caloric toppings such as sour cream.)

 (NOTE: the taco recipe was adapted from a recipe found on http://www.wanderingroot.com and the enchilada sauce was adapted from a recipe found on http://www.recipegirl.com)

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