Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jul 31st
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 12 burritos Calories 504.6

Once you’ve had one, you’ll want another. The recipe is a little different from most burrito recipes, but I’ve had many, many requests for it. Serve these with sour cream, chopped green onions, and salsa.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups canned kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Heat oil in a medium skillet and saute onion and garlic until soft. Mash beans into the onion mixture. Gradually stir in water; heat until warm, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the soy sauce, chili powder, mustard, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
  3. 3 Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes evenly between the tortillas; top with cheese. Fold tortillas burrito-style around the fillings and place on a baking sheet.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until warmed through, about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 504.6
  • Carbohydrate 76.6 g
  • Cholesterol 19.8 mg
  • Fat 8.5 g
  • Fiber 13.4 g
  • Protein 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.2 g
  • Sodium 1028.5 mg
  • Sugar 5.1 g

Chef's Notes

For vegan burritos, omit the cheese and sour cream; These may be made ahead of time, individually frozen, then heated; For an interesting variation, try deep-frying these tasty burritos.


  1. Thank you Karena for sharing this recipe. I made it as per the recipe, except, I cut the ingredients in half, as this makes a large amount. The spice level for me was just right, as I like to taste the other ingredients in the recipe and not overpower them with heavy spices. As my - Read more ...
  2. 5 Star Concept - 3 Star Execution. There is no place for water in this recipe and including it wrecked it for the unwitting as reported in their reviews. The correct way to make this recipe is to cook kidney beans from dry goods. 1 lb. makes 6 cups. They will be perfect and ready - Read more ...
  3. I recently became a vegetarian and I was looking for a good pre-race meal that would provide my body with the energy needed during a triathlon. This recipe fits the bill! As the recipe makes 8-10 depending on what size tortilla you use, I have shared these with several of my cycling and triathlete friends - Read more ...
  4. We loved these & thought they were far from bland. I didn't exactly follow the recipe though. Some spices, particularly curry, cumin & chile powder, need to be sauteed a bit to help release their flavors. So I sauteed my onion for a few minutes, added the garlic (didn't want to cook it too long - Read more ...
  5. Very good and very healthy. Flavours were just right. Like other reviewers, I used black beans in place of kidney beans and left them quite chunky when I mashed them. I baked the sweet potatoes and scooped them out and mashed them very smooth with salt and pepper. I used reduced fat old cheddar and - Read more ...
  6. This was surprisingly good!! I made it into a baked casserole, layering corn tortillas, bean mixture, yams, cheese. I used black beans and jalapeno jack cheese, added green bell peppers, increased the spices, and garnished w/ sour cream and green onions. My family LOVED it. Do reduce the liquid by half.
  7. I debated trying these for a long time before I finally did it. I was almost positive they were going to be too weird for us! I give this a 4 instead of a 5 because I made half with black beans and half with kidney beans and the black beans were much better! Also, - Read more ...
  8. I make this recipe all the time - it's become a staple in my household. Wonderful! I would recommend using a potato masher to mash the beans, as this is the most time-consuming part. I also scale the recipe down to make 5 burritos (1 can beans, 1 can sweet potatos, 1/4 onion).
  9. Awesome, but I would used refried beans next time so avoid the hassle of mashing the kidney beans.

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