Are you longing longing for a warm, comfort food on a cold winter’s night? Well, look no further than our old friend, the Sweet Potato. The Sweet Potato is the perfect treat for cold days and nights. How about some smooth and creamy Sweet Potato Pie? Or maybe Sweet Potato Burritos with Mexi-Veggies? I am feeling warmer already! Both recipes are comforting to the max, vegetarian and totally delicious. Let’s start with our Entree. It has a two parts, and both are super easy.
Sweet Potato Burritos with Mexi-Veggies
The Sweet Potatoes:
- Two large sweet potatoes
- ½ onion
- One clove garlic
- Salt, Pepper, and Cayenne to taste
Cut the sweet potatoes into two-inch cubes. Boil in water until barely soft. Combine onion and spices in a pan and saute until onions are browning. Add the sweet potatoes and let cook for ten minutes.
- ½ of a cabbage
- ½ onion
- 2 cups mushrooms
- one clove garlic
- salt, pepper and cumin to taste
Chop onion, mushrooms and cabbage into half inch wide slices. Sautee oinions and finely chopped garlic for two minutes in a pan with a splash of olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cabbage. Add the rest of the ingredients – as much spice as you like and when the mushrooms and cabbage are browning, remove from heat. Add half of a fresh squeezed lime and toss in fresh cilantro.
Serve with tortillas, guacamole, refried beans and your favorite Mexican side dishes.
This rich and creamy sweet potato pie is also super easy, with only one mixing bowl required. That is my kind of recipe!
Quick and Sassy Sweet Potato Pie
- 4 ounces butter, softened
- 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 small can (5 ounces, about 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons) evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 prepared pie shells, unbaked
Mix butter, potatoes, sugar and evaporated milk until well blended. Add vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon; mix well. Pour into the prepared pie shells. Bake in a 350° oven for about 1 hour, until set.
Maybe, we should imitate Mother Nature and put something cold on top. Our favorite Vanilla Ice Cream!
You can’t find a warmer place than in the kitchen on a cold winter day.