Continuing in my search for slow cooker recipes the whole family will like...
Last week I made the sweet potato and black bean burritos from Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes. That book looks to be out of print, which is a shame because I have had my copy for years and it is well-loved and falling apart at this point.
I used to make this recipe quite a bit "back in the day", but apparently our family's sweet potato loving-gene gave out after the first child. But last week I wanted to make something different, so I decided that I would make the sweet potato burritos for myself, my husband, and Grace, and that the other three could have refried-bean wraps, which don't involve much extra work. I just put refried beans and shredded Mexican cheese on a tortilla and microwave a few at a time until they are hot and melty.
I found the recipe from the book posted online here.Some notes on the online version:
- I don't usually add the jalapenos, because they don't like me. Even so, these are a very flavorful burrito.
- I do not cook the onion and garlic separately as suggested. Totally unnecessary. I really dislike crunchy onions, but I find that they cook perfectly in this recipe.
- I prefer baking the burritos to microwaving them. When we get home I make the burritos up and bake them in a 350F oven for 20 minutes, which gives them a nice, slightly crispy crust.