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Monday, May 9, 2011

Chipotle Bean Burritos with Sweet Potato Fries and Homemade Salsas


When I started blogging I didn't realise there was a big world of bloggers out there. I just didn't think about it. But it is an amazing network and one of the most exciting parts is finding interesting recipes from all around the world.
This recipe for bean burritos is from one of my favourite blogs, Sweet Pea's Kitchen (Check it out if you wanted to be tempted by some gorgeous treats!). I actually cooked it on friday but have been so busy all weekend. Hope you all had lovely mothers day and were able to spend some time with loved ones.


It is quite a simple recipe to prepare with the beans (I prepared earlier) being simmered with some garlic and chipotle powder. Some salsa (I used my homemade roasted tomato salsa) is then mixed through and the mixture served with some tortillas to make delicious burritos. 
To make the salsa I roasted tomatoes and garlic with olive oil. These were then chopped up with some pickled jalapeno, spring onion, lime juice and ground cumin. It was delicious and had that distinctive 'salsa' flavour. I also prepared some avocado salsa (Nigella recipe) which is avocado, jalapeno, coriander, lime juice and spring onion. It was gorgeous, so light and tasty with a good kick from the jalapeno.


To complete the feast I decided to cook sweet potato fries. I have had these saved to cook for ages, I saw them on Naturally Ella and as a sweet potato freak knew they would be tried. I have attempted sweet potato chips before but they always turn out soggy. This recipe is fantastic, they were amazing. The fries are cut and then tossed in olive oil before being tossed in a mix of egg white, chipotle and paprika then spread out and baked, turning after twenty minutes and then baking until crisp. 


Overall a delicious meal, but a little on the spicy side, as my husband said by the end we were breathing fire! Maybe we needed something more to balance out the heat :) but hey what's a mexican feast without heat!

12 comments:

  1. Why thank you for offering that plate of deliciousness to me :)! All items look delectable!

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  2. Any leftovers dear...simply scrumptious clicks...:)
    happy mother s day to you ..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. I must try that sweet potato recipe!

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  4. Excellent and easy Mexican dinner, the kind that my family loves!

    Ciao

    Alessandra

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  5. I've seen recipes for sweet potato fries on a few blogs lately and am definitely feeling like I need to make some!

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  6. lovely plate.. i would like to taste those fries..

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  7. I like the idea of the sweet potato chips as I don't like it when they are too soft! :)

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  8. Yum! Sweet potato chips??? Can I have some PLEASE???

    I am passing along several awards to you that you can find here: http://www.manusmenu.com/chicken-cotolette-with-cheese I am so happy to have discovered your blog! :-)

    Have a great day!

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  9. Did you say a little too spicy? I love all things spicy :) This will be great for tomorrow's dinner!

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  10. That's the good thing about blogging!Culinary journeys all over the world!Great recipe,Muppy:)Have a nice week,dear!

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  11. I just happen to stumble across your blog as i was looking up a recipe on lifestylefood and youd left a comment. Wow we must be watching all the same shows and reading the same blogs because all these delicious recipes ive bookmarked youve already cooked, i love it!
    What i wanted to ask you was i live in wollongong but do go to sydney often, where do you find things like black beans and chipotle powder? I have so much trouble sourcing these kinds of ingredients?
    Thanks, Casey.

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  12. Hi Casey, Thanks for visiting! You made me smile hearing I'm not the only addict who bookmarks so many recipes.
    I got my black beans at castle hill farmers market from Eclipse Wholefoods, i think they do sell online too. I bought the chipotle online from Herbies spices, super speedy delivery. But if you can go to Rozelle, between The Essential Ingredient, Herbies Spices and AboutLife health food store, you could probably find almost everything you are looking for!

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