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Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Oyster Mushrooms

Comfort Food
Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Oyster Mushrooms
This is my idea of total comfort food. These tacos have flavor, color, texture and, oh yeah, plenty of fiber. They are a great combination of salty, sweet, spicy, sour soft and crispy that makes good comfort food for me. I really like them finished with a dollop of good cashew cheese, a drizzle of lime juice and fresh cilantro leaves.

Use small amounts of oil (1tsp) or vegetable broth (up to 1/2 cup) to sauté.
1 small sweet potato diced small
1 small onion, any variety, cut in quarters and sliced
1 medium bell pepper diced small
2 cloves garlic crushed through a garlic press
2 cups cook black beans, mashed
1 handful of oyster mushrooms, sliced
whole wheat or corn soft tortillas or Angelic Bakehouse’s Sweet Potato Tortillas (uber-yummmm)
1/2 tsp (amount depends on your taste and the strength of the seasoning) chili powder or taco seasoning (Arizona Dreaming from Penzey’s Spices is great stuff!)

Finishes (use any singly or in combination)
fresh squeezed lime juice
Aleppo, jalapeño, chili piquin, or chipotle pepper to taste
avocado slices
diced tomato
cashew cheez
Nutritional yeast

Method- (I have written this like they are individual steps. It doesn’t have to be that way, Of course, you can cook all this at once in separate pans. It just takes a little time coordination on the cooks’s part.)

  1. Season sweet potato dices with salt and chili powder or taco seasoning. Boil or roast till fork tender. Set Aside in warm oven.
  2. Sauté mushrooms till warmed through. Remove from pan and set aside in warm oven
  3. In the same pan that you just used to cook the mushrooms, sauté onion, bell pepper till onion begins to char. Add crushed garlic and continue to sauté. 4) Add mashed black beans to the onions, peppers and garlic mixture and mix well.
  4. Warm tortillas per instructions on package

Load warm tortillas with mashed black beans, diced sweet potatoes, and mushrooms. Finish with your choice from list above. Serve.

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