PP Black Bean and Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps

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Chef:  Jeff Tritten, ARespectfullife.com
Makes:  4 Servings
Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  25 minutes
Total Time:  35 minutes


  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • ¼ c Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 t lime juice (for deglazing pan)
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • ¾ t chili powder
  • 1 t oregano
  • ½ t black pepper
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper (Optional; use if you want it spicy)
  • salt to taste (Optional)
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  1. In a non-stick pan, steam cubed sweet potatoes on medium-high heat with a little bit of water for 8-10 min until soft (but not mushy and set aside.
  2. Sauté cilantro, onion and garlic until onions are translucent.  Deglaze pan with lime juice.
  3. Add ALL ingredients together, stir in spices and heat on medium heat until hot.  About 15 min. 
  4. I usually wait a few minutes to add the black beans so they do not get mushy.
  5. Serve in tacos, burritos, lettuce wraps or on salad greens.  

Jeff Tritten is a respectful plant-based advocate.   He owns 'Respectful Living', a blog located at ARespectfulLife.com, and spends his time creating recipes, writing plant based nutritional information articles, being a small group leader for PBNSG.org, bringing plant based nutritional information to his local community at their farmers market and senior center, and creating a healthy vegan snack line.  Also find him on https://www.facebook.com/ARespectfulLife/, https://www.instagram.com/respectfulliving1/
https://twitter.com/respectfullivin, https://www.pinterest.com/MindfulLife1/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/respectful-living-74871b13a/.

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