Do what you wanna do

Once upon a time, when culinary collaboration was alive and kickin’… my friend made some sort of weird burrito thing with pitas and sweet potatoes all mashed up and other yummy stuff I don’t really remember.  So when I made homemade pita the other day, it got me to thinking…

… and thinking.  And when I was grocery shopping, I thought some more.  And before you knew it, I had bought all the ingredients for this:

I was going to do a picture, but it basically looks just like brown goo… not very appealing at all.  But it was tres delicious.  Trust me.  It was a bean dip kinda thing.  Here’s what I did:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 green peppers, diced
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or just regular chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 sweet potatoes, baked and mashed
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1  1/2 cup cheese (I used “mexican blend”, but I don’t think we really need to be picky here), shredded

Brown the beef along with the onions and peppers.  Stir in the spices, sweet potatoes, and beans.  Spread into a baking dish and top with cheese.  Bake on 350 until cheese is melted.  Serve with chips, tortillas, or pita bread.  Top with plain yogurt or sour cream (they’re kind of really similar).  Or do whatever you like.  That’s not a bad plan.

One Response to “Do what you wanna do”

  1. LOL i know what you mean, some of the best recipes I’ve cooked ended up looking not so appealing too! From the sounds of it, and the list of ingredients used – this would’ve tasted incredible!

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