Friday, October 7, 2011

Black Bean Sweet Potato Hash

Sunday afternoon I was digging through the kitchen to try to find something to eat for lunch.  I found a sweet potato, left over black bean patties, bell pepper, onions, garlic, carrots, and regular potatoes.  I decided to experiment with everything and came up with a black bean sweet potato hash.

If you don't have left over black bean patties feel free to use half of a can of black beans, slightly smashed.  Just use what you have.

I love it when I can use up leftovers.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash:
(inspired by The Pioneer Woman's Breakfast Potatoes)

1 sweet potato
1 yukon gold potato (or whatever you have)
1-2 left over black bean patties, broken apart
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, diced
salt and pepper to taste
paprika to taste

Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water until they are easy to poke with a fork.  When finished peel the sweet potato and cut all of the potatoes into cubes. 

In a large skillet heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon canola oil.  When the oil is hot add the onion, garlic, carrot, and bell pepper.  Spread out the vegetables so that everything has the chance to brown.  Once the veggies are nice a crispy add the potatoes and the black bean patties, stir to mix everything together.

Let the potato mixture cook until nice and brown, then flip and cook the other side.  Add salt, pepper, and paprika and cook until they are as crispy as you'd like.

I would consider this a main meal.  It's also one of those meals that you could add or subtract any vegetables that you would like to have.

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