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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taco Packets

This idea came from my Sister who had got the idea from here and adjusted it to fit her family's tastes. I got her recipe and adjusted it for us. I like it nice and taco flavory so don't skimp on the spices.

We have made these both in the oven and on campfire coals when out camping or picnicking. They cook up nice and are so easy to make. The kids like that they can put together their own and choose what goes in it.

I think the parchment paper is a must. It keeps them from burning if you are cooking them on coals. And well........well I've never really loved the idea of my food getting so nice and cozy with aluminum.....but that's just me.

Well here is the recipe and a nice little picture that will go great on your pinterest board. ;)

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taco Packets
(makes 6 to 8 taco packets)
coconut oil
3-4 sweet potatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
3 cups cooked black beans
2 cups brown rice, cooked
Cheezy Sauce
Salt and Pepper
Chili powder
garlic, powdered or granulated
Taco Seasoning
other veggies sliced or chopped (we like mushrooms, green peppers, chilies) optional
3 cups spinach, chard or kale, sliced in ribbons (kale is my fav!)
Tomatoes and cilantro chopped, (optional, for garnish)
Ranch Dressing and/or Salsa (optional)

Place a sheet of tinfoil on your counter with a sheet of parchment paper on top of it. Blob a little coconut oil in the middle of the parchment paper.  Add a handful of sweet potatoes (I then like to sprinkle a little of the seasonings on the potatoes but you don't have to.) Then sprinkle on a little onion, add some black beans and a large scoop of the cooked brown rice.

Add a spoonful of Cheezy Sauce. Then season well with desired seasonings. (sprinkle liberally it makes it taste good unless your not into lots of spices) Top with optional veggies and sliced leafy green of choice. Fold up tight first in the parchment paper then in the tinfoil. Repeat making about 8 packets.

Bake packets in oven (preheated to 425 degrees) or on hot coals for 20-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes and soft and tender but not mushy. Open and top with tomatoes, cilantro, Ranch and/or Salsa if desired.


Queen Mommy said...

I made these last night, and they were amazing. My whole family loved them. We usedthis cheesy sauce because it's our favorite--found here: http://pamelasalzman.com/vegan-natural-mac-cheese-recipe/

Tammie said...

Queen Mommy: I love it when you come back and share the recipes your family enjoys! It makes me so happy to see other families enjoying food we love. Also thanks for the recipe link. Again it makes me happy when others share their favorite recipes with me. Good food is just meant to be shared. Thanks again big hugs to you! Tammie