This wonderful idea came from the Whole Foods Market burrito bar in Framingham, MA. One day, as I was looking for something to eat for dinner, I came across a new arrival on the taco bar: potatoes!!! I loaded my sweet potato up with the works: black beans, jalapeños, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, hot sauce, and lime!!! It was an amazing mix of sweet (from the sweet potato) and salty/spicy (from everything else)! And it was extremely filling because it was fiber heaven LOL!!
I have recreated this many-a-times, but not with a simple white potato. The white potato works great because it is so neutral, so whatever flavors you add on top are the flavors you taste all over.
Simple Baked Potato Burrito
2 medium sized potatoes, any type you prefer
1-2 medium fresh green chilies
1/2 vidalia onion
1 cup kidney beans (or any beans you prefer)
Salt, black pepper, and any spices you prefer
Salsa/Bean dip, anything you have on hand; I used a wonderful black bean dip that had tons of amazing flavor
Hot sauce, as needed
In a preheated oven, bake your potatoes.
Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, sauté the onions and green chillies in a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and spices. Add in the remaining ingredients and heat through. Add whatever ingredients you like in your burrito, I was simply using what was on hand.
Assemble the potato:
Slice open the baked potato and top the the bean mixture. Drizzle or douse with hot sauce and enjoy!!