Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Salsa Balls

I started reading blogs for the food. It was all about the food from the beginning. The majority of the blogs on my Google reader are all food and recipe related (the rest is all running!). I love coming up with new food creations and also recreating other meals I see online. 

Tonight’s dinner is another meal inspired by the lovely Caitlin. The last time I used one of her recipes I ended up with an awesome Santa Fe Casserole. It was amazing and I expected nothing less this time.

Tonight’s Menu -  Caitlin’s Flax-Encrusted Sweet Potato Balls

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Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1/2 medium baked sweet potato, mashed
  • 5 tablespoons salsa
  • Generous amount of ground flax seed

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I added the sweet potato, black beans and salsa into a bowl and mashed everything together. This combination is the essence of the balls. I love all three of these foods! Yum!

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For the salsa I used Don Sabrosa’s Black Bean and Corn in mild.

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All mixed together.

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Form little balls with the salsa and sweet potato and bean mix. Then I rolled them in some Flax Matters flax. Love this stuff!

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Bake the flax encrusted balls in the oven at 350 for 30-45 minutes

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Sneak a peak and rotate the balls once.

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Serve and enjoy!

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How pretty does my plate look?

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I squeezed some lemon juice on the balls and the asparagus. It was yummy and gave a little flavor.

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I also poured some mustard on the balls, they would be great dipped in some plain green yogurt as well!

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It was a meal fit for a healthy Queen!

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Would you make this meal? Let me know what you think of it! Thanks to Caitlin for the inspiration!


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  • Reply Emily April 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I'd make it! I was amazed at how good the sweet potato and black beans mix was!

  • Reply amanda April 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    interestinggggg. did you like it??
    i don't know if i'd make it. it looks good, but i don't know if the taste buds would be keen of it. even though i do enjoy salsa, sweet potatoes and black beans.

  • Reply ladypurpl April 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I love sweet potatoes, but maybe not the black beans in it. Did it taste good? Did fiance like it?

  • Reply Alisha @ Unusual Passions April 25, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hmmm… what's green yogurt? I saw this recipe on Caitlin's site and am planning to make it this afternoon.

  • Reply Alisha @ Unusual Passions April 29, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I get ya now… greek yogurt! I made these (they're still in the oven), and I ate the same thing but not mashed together. Just beans and salsa over the remaining half with greek yogurt on top. Delicious! What a brilliant combination!

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