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Southwestern Sweet Potato Burritos

southwestern sweet potato burritos
  • (1 large) sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 in. cubes
  • (1 medium) onion, finely chopped
  • (1 Tbsp.) water
  • (15 oz. can) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • (1 cup) frozen corn
  • (1 medium) green pepper, chopped
  • (2 Tbsp.) lemon juice
  • (3 cloves) garlic, minced
  • (1 Tbsp.) chili powder
  • (2 tsp.) dried oregano
  • (1 tsp.) ground cumin
  • (8) whole wheat tortillas (8 in. diameter), warmed
  • (2 cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • (1/2 cup) fat-free plain yogurt
  • (1/2 cup) salsa

Southwestern Sweet Potato Burritos

Warm whole-wheat tortillas stuffed with a sweet-potato and black bean filling, baked and topped with creamy yogurt and salsa.

Preparation Time
About 25 minutes
Cook Time
About 30 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9 in. baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2Place sweet potato, onion and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High 4-5 minutes. Add beans, corn, green pepper, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings, stir to combine.

  3. 3Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup filling and 1/4 cup cheese. Fold in sides and roll up. Place in greased baking dish, seam-side down.
  4. 4Cover and bake 25-30 minutes. Top with yogurt and salsa and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 burrito, 1 Tbsp. yogurt, 1 Tbsp. salsa

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 362
  • Total Fat 12 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 47 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium 505 mg
  • Fiber 7 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Tacos and Quesadillas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.