Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Suuuper crispy!


Chili Topped Sweet Potatoes based off of this recipe.

Oh, aghlaghlaghl...
this is a favorite recipe in our family!! When I see those sweet potatoes at the store I am so excited I just snap them up!

4 large sweet potatoes, washed well (do not dry!- you'll see why)
2 T oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can black beans, undrained
1 C your favorite salsa (I used some apple salsa!)
1 t cumin
salt to taste

Wash and do not dry the sweet potatoes, placing them in a 6 qt slow cooker on low for 4 - 6 hours (honestly, once you try this you will never make them any other way- they are so tender and good).
Or wash and pierce them and place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 60 - 75m.
Or nuke 'em (pierce first!) 6-8m.

In a medium saucepan, saute the onion, then the garlic. Add the beans, salsa and cumin. Simmer for 10m, taste and adjust for seasoning. Serve over split open sweet potatoes.

Tortilla chips

Well, I had some corn tortillas left from when I made that bean and potato skillet and I thought, hmmm, I wonder... so I googled it and found a recipe and there you have it! Gosh was it fun to make my own chips! And they were good! Suuuper crispy. Just right to go with this dish.

*What We Had For Dinner Last Night

Still reading "Reading Like A Writer" still so good. Man, I'm going to have a lot of new books to read once I'm done with this one. Here's an interesting interview with the author.


For the Love of Guava said...

hmm... impressive... guess I know what I'm doing to my leftover wheat pitas... same idea right?? I don't need a special pan for this one do I because that would break my heart?! :)

Kristin said...


Ohmygosh! The Chili Topped Sweet potatoes looks fantastic. I may just have to make the recipe this weekend.

I love making my own corn chips - it's great fun to be able to season them however you want.

Thanks for the recipes!

elizabeth said...

Hey FTLOG- you must show some guava jam love sooooon! No matter what the vehicle, no special pan required, SHOW US THE JAM!!!!

ahahaha. hm. yes, well, do tell how it all turned out. Loved your pics of the garden! lucky you!

Kristin- hope you do try that chili recipe and thanks for the 'thanks'!!