Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

September/October 2010

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These easy sweet potato fritters have a crispy crust and a tender middle. The beans are flavored with smoked paprika, but sweet or hot would work well too. To give it a Mexican-inspired twist, use chili powder as the spice instead of the paprika.

"I loved the method, the ingredients, and the fact that it's meat-free... but where was the flavor? I followed the recipe exactly, and the cornmeal made the fritters really chewy. The poblano was kind of bitter, and the smoked paprika didn...
Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans Recipe

30 Reviews for Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

Too much prep

This recipe was exhausting! Pre bake the sweet potato, then saute veggies, then mix in a bowl, then saute again and then bake? Too much effort for me.
Though the dish was fine (a little bland), I wont be making it again.

Tasty, healthy
lacks flavor

Cooking the sweet potatoes, then pan sauteing the fritters and finishing them in the oven was fairly time consuming. The corn meal takes a lot of the moisture out of the fritters and they are very bland.

vegetarian & healthy
A big hit!

I read over other comments and made sure I tasted for seasoning as I went, adding fresh garlic, extra paprika, fresh cilantro and some steamed fresh spinach for moisture. Used red bell peppers. Added a dollop of salsa to the beans and made a salsa fresca on the side. Everyone loved this dish!

Nutritious and Tasty
Hearty and delicious

Definitely will add some more seasoning to the fritter batter next time but this was a great dish. I used bell peppers since I didn't have any poblano on hand but next time I'll probably use both kinds of peppers. I also used black beans instead of pinto and added some sliced chicken sausage to the beans. I served this for breakfast and it was such a hearty and delicious meal without weighing me down.

sweet potatoes!
Picture perfect!

My husband and I both loved this recipe! They came out beautiful too! We used serrano chiles and black beans instead, and garnished with quesa fresca. The texture of the fritters was perfect, just wish I was a little more heavy handed with the spices. Definitely will make again!

Simple ingredients, Easy to Prepare, Delicious!

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