Easy to make and very satisfying, this tasty recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.
2 tablespoon olive oil or ghee
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 sweet potato, about 12 ounces, spiralized or shredded
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh or frozen corn (defrosted)
4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup organic vegetable broth
14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup brown rice, cooked
4 ounces Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded (about ¾ cup for recipe, plus more for garnish)
Fresh cilantro, chopped
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Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Total: 50 mins
WARM ghee or olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté until softened.
ADD sweet potatoes and continue cooking until softened, about 5 minutes.
STIR in beans, corn and green chiles.
SEASON with cumin, chili powder, turmeric and smoked paprika. Stir until well combined.
ADD vegetable broth and cook for 5 minutes more scraping up and stirring in any bits from the bottom. Add canned tomatoes and cooked rice. Stir everything together and simmer on low heat for about 7 minutes.
STIR in cheese right before serving and heat until cheese is melted. Top each plate with cilantro and more cheese, if desired.
I’ve made this several times as written and received lots of compliments. Additionally, I’ve changed it up as the situation/diets dictate. Layered it alternating corn tortillas, topped with cheese and baked for 20 minutes. Also, added 1 pound of ground beef (I know, no longer vegan/vegetarian obviously) to stretch it further for unexpected guests. Also, have omitted the rice. Very versatile and yummy! A definite winner!
I have a question. I want to make this, but I have neither a spiralizer nor a ricer. Is there something else I can do to prep the sweet potato?
* We recommend shredding the sweet potato as an option. Have edited out ricing.