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Baked Sweet Potato With Pinto Beans

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Baked vegetables like those in this baked sweet potato recipe make excellent healthy vegan recipes that are delicious, don't require you to stand in the kitchen while they cook, and can warm you up on a windy day. I'm giving you the option of apple or pineapple for this recipe because I usually like to stick with fruits that grow within a reasonable distance from where I live. Other times I like to treat myself with my absolute favorite fruit.
Ingredients
  Sweet potatoes 2 , cubed
  Zucchini 2 , chopped
  Dried pinto beans/One 14 ounce can cannellini beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Apple juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1.If you are using dried beans in your healthy vegan recipes, they must be fully cooked before you begin. Pinto beans can be soaked for 4 hours or overnight to make them more easily digestible, but this is not necessary. This will reduce their cooking time by about half an hour. Be sure to drain the soaking water since it contains some of the gas-producing power of the beans.
2.Add enough water to cover them by 2 inches, then gently boil them with NO salt. You can add a bit of kombu (seaweed) to the cooking water while they boil for improved digestibility. Pinto beans will take about 1 ½ hours to cook.
3.If you are using canned, look for a can that does not have any salt listed in the ingredients. Some varieties are actually cooked with kombu, which is ideal. Be sure to rinse and drain the beans before using them.
4.Put the chopped vegetables in a baking dish and rub the oil over them with your hands – this minimizes the oil you will need to use. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and a little pinch of cayenne, and rub that in with your hands as well. Add the beans, then pour in the fruit juice and cover the dish.
5.Put the dish in the oven at about 350 degrees F. After about 15 minutes, take the vegetables out to turn them. They should have released some of their juices at this point, but may be drying out on top. Put the dish back in the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. I hope you enjoy this baked sweet potato recipe, the latest of my healthy vegan recipes.

Recipe Summary

Channel: 
American
Servings: 
2
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