Sweet Potato Burritos

We used to have at least one vegetarian (better if vegan) meal every week.  We kind of slid off the wagon for a bit, but now we will adding at least one vegetarian meal back into our meal schedule.  We are still trying to plan a meal schedule.  This was our vegetarian meal this past week.  Since these made quite a few, about 16, I wrapped and put some in the freezer for another meal or lunches.

Here is what I did.

Heat in a pan,

2-3 tsp oil

1 finely chopped onion

4 cloves minced garlic

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add 3 cans of kidney beans, about 6 cups (drained and rinsed), mash these in

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Stir in 2 cups of water and heat until warm

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Remove from heat and add 4 cups mashed sweet potato (next time I would use less, maybe 3 cups)

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3tbsp chili powder, 2tsp cumin, pinch cayenne, 4tsp prepared mustard, 3tbsp soy sauce

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Divide mixture among warmed flour tortillas top with a little cheese and roll up into burritos.
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Place the rolled burritos into a baking dish and bake for about 10-15 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.
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We served these with guacamole and sour cream for dipping.

To freeze I placed the cooled bean mixture into a room temperature tortilla top with some grated cheese and roll then wrap in foil. Place the foil wrapped burritos into a zip top freezer bag.

I am not used to freezer cooking, but to cook these I will thaw in the fridge during the day and place them wrapped in foil on a baking tray and cook at 350F until they are hot in the middle. I am thinking this will take about 30 minutes. They may need to be unwrapped for the last 10 minutes to let the tortillas crisp a little on the outside, but this really doesn’t matter.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tomorrow is back to school, so we have been baking and cooking to have breakfast and other meals ready to make the school week a little easier.  This is a muffin recipe that we make regularly and adapt it all the time to add different ingredients.  Here is what we usually do:

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In a large bowl add 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup sugar, 2tsp baking powder, 1tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt.  I also add 2-3 tbsp of flax meal. Mix well.

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In another bowl whisk 2 eggs until frothy, 1/4 cup cooking oil, 1/4 cup milk, 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup and a bit).

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Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients along with half a bag of chocolate chips.  Stir with a wooden spoon just until moistened.  Do not over mix (batter will be lumpy) or your muffins will be tough.

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Bake at 350F for about 18-20 minutes.

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These freeze well also.  We wrapped some individually in clingwrap and then placed in a container, so we can pull them out as we need them for breakfast or lunchbox.