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Sweet potato enchiladas

sweet_potato_enchiladaKaren Koeppe, Packard Health’s Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator, shares a recipe that’s meatless, nutritious and big in south-of-the-border flavor.

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

    • 3 cups cubed sweet potatoes (pre- prepped, in produce aisle)
    • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
    • 2 medium orange and yellow sweetbell peppers, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1⁄2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
    • 1⁄2 tsp. cumin
    • 1⁄2 tsp. chili powder
    • Dash kosher salt
    • A few grinds of black pepper
    • 1-14.5 ounce can of petite-diced tomatoes
    • 1 can pinto or black beans (rinsed, drained)
    • (6) 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
    • 1⁄2-1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterrey Jack or Sharp Cheddar cheese
    • Plain Greek yogurt (for topping)
    • Salsa (of choice, for topping)
    • Extra-virgin olive oil


Spread sweet potato cubes in a shallow roasting pan and toss well with 1 Tbsp. extra- virgin olive oil. Roast, uncovered, in a 425 degree oven for about 30 minutes until tender and golden brown. Stir half-way through.Meanwhile, for filling, sauté garlic and onion about 3 minutes, then add pepper strips. Saute for about 3-5 minutes more, then add corn, canned tomatoes, canned beans and all seasonings. Simmer, uncovered about 10 minutes until most juices have evaporated.

Fill each tortilla with 1⁄2 cup filling, 1/3 cup roasted sweet potatoes, and 1 Tbsp cheese. Roll-up. Place in a rectangular baking pan (coated with non-stick olive oil spray), and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and salsa.