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  • Makes 8 servings

Serve these with salsa (and guacamole, if you wish) spooned over the top. You can eat them with a knife and fork or cut them into wedges that you pick up with your fingers and dip into the salsa and/or guacamole (like this Pea Guacamole!).

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  • 2 pounds garnet yams, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Fresh salsa of your choice
  • Pea Guacamole


  1. Put the yams in a stainless-steel saucepot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until soft, about 12 minutes. Drain the water and add the vegetable broth to the yams. Mash with a potato masher until quite smooth, then stir in the green chiles, lime juice, chipotle, cumin, and garlic. Mix well, stir in the black beans, and mix again.
  2. Heat a nonstick griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Spread some of the yam mixture on half of a tortilla, then fold it over and flatten. Place the folded tortilla on the griddle and cook it for about 2½ minutes on each side, flipping several times to make sure it doesn’t burn. Repeat with the remaining yam mixture and tortillas. Serve topped with salsa and/or guacamole.

    Note: This kid-friendly recipe makes quite a large amount. However, Yamadillas store well overnight in the refrigerator. Reheated on the griddle the next day, they’ll taste just like they were freshly made.

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Sarah2 years ago
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I make these all the time and they are fantastic, but I want to clarify that the recipe needs SWEET POTATOES not YAMS. They are very different things. I know in some places in the US they are often used interchangeably, but it might confuse people from other places.

Nikki Holland2 years ago
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Subbed sweet potatoes for yams and was delicious!

Kristine2 years ago
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Love this recipe! I make my own homemade corn tortillas (easier than you might think) and I really enjoy the big flavor in these! If I’m really on top of things, I pair it with Mexican Lime Soup and I’m in heaven.

Kimberly2 years ago
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Share your corn tortilla recipe?! Pleeease!

Jean B.2 years ago
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I have never found oil free whole wheat tortillas in any store. Where can I buy them? or do I have to make them homemade so to be oil free.

Brenda Johnson MD2 years ago
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Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain tortillas :). You sometimes can find them in the frozen bread section of the store. They also make delicious sprouted whole grain bread. All are oil-free!

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