sweet potatoes and chickpeas in cranberry-chipotle sauce

So the pictures I have of this are terrible since I fixed it after dark. And I don't even care. That's how badly I needed to share this recipe. Because the level of fantastic is off the charts! Like I said, terrible pictures. And I don't even care. You need this in your life.

I used this recipe and this recipe as a guide, but I made a lot of amendments, so I'm calling this mine.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas in Cranberry-Chipotle Sauce

Serves 3-4 (depending on how hungry you are and who many distance runners are in your household)

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chunked

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp taco seasoning

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

14oz can chickpeas, drained

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped

2 tsp maple syrup

1 adobo/chipotle pepper, seeded and chopped + 2 tsp adobo sauce


Preheat oven to 450.

Combine water, cranberries, maple syrup, adobo pepper and sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and allow to simmer while sweet potatoes bake.

Combine sweet potatoes, olive oil, taco seasoning, paprika, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes. Then remove pan from oven. Shake pan. Add chickpeas. Return to oven for 10-12 additional minutes. At this point, remove sauce from heat.

When the sweet potatoes are soft and removed from oven, add sauce to a blender with a vent. Blend to smooth. Place in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes and chickpea mixture. Serve over spinach.

And then thank me.

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