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Meal prep approved. This breakfast burrito made with sweet potato, black beans, and avocado is a colorful way to start your morning.

Breakfast burrito recipe with sweet potatoes avocado and beans

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Makes 6 burritos


6 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
½ tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. chili powder
Few dashes red pepper flakes – optional
6 large eggs
1 avocado
½ cup shredded Mexican or Colby jack cheese
1/3 cup red enchilada sauce

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1. Cook sweet potatoes: Pierce sweet potatoes with fork a few times. Place in microwave and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until cooked though. This may take up to 10 minutes depending size of sweet potatoes. Alternatively, you can roast them in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender. Once sweet potatoes are cooked, remove the skins and place potatoes in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork; set aside.

2. In a separate large bowl, add black beans, cumin, chili powder, and red pepper flakes (optional). Stir to combine and set aside.

3. In a separate medium bowl, beat eggs together. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium-low heat. Add in eggs; fold every few minutes until fluffy. Remove from heat.

4. To assemble burritos, use warm tortillas; it makes them easier to roll. Warm tortillas in microwave before assembling. Lay out warm tortillas and evenly distribute mashed sweet potato on each one. Next, distribute eggs, avocado, black beans, and shredded cheese.

5. Drizzle about one tablespoon enchilada sauce on each burrito. Add salt and pepper if desired and roll up burritos.

6. Warm burritos in microwave for 30 seconds to one minute. Or place on baking sheet and bake at 300°F for 5-10 minutes.

7. Serve with sour cream, salsa, or hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 398; Fat: 14 g; Protein: 18; Carbohydrates: 54 g; Fiber: 10 g

Related: Healthy Swaps for Breakfast

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Reference: “Ambitious Kitchen.” Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Egg White Breakfast Burritos,” 2020. Web. 13 Feb. 2020. <https://downshiftology.com/recipes/how-to-make-chia-seed-pudding/>

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Chase Doughty
Chase Doughty is a Marketing student at Weber State University. She enjoys anything active from playing volleyball to horseback riding and loves to try every single restaurant in sight.