Kanab, Utah and Beans Burrito


kanab utah
A year ago we had a trip to the US and I really enjoyed it.
We traveled the west side and have been to so many beautiful places.
We actually really enjoy traveling and have visited some European countries, and any chance we have to make a low cost trip we take it.
I thought to myself, why not write about those amazing places and share some of the pictures we took and bring some recipes that somewhat relate to those places.
So I've decided to start up with Kanab, Utah.
Have you heard of Kanab?

We had to pass through there during our journey and I'm so happy we did.
Kanab is well known for its past use as a backdrop for many famous western movies, and you can see actual movie sets at the free Little Hollywood Movie Museum at Frontier Movie Town.
little hollywood
The Museum was very enjoyable and luckily we were the only ones out there so we could goof around and take our time.
movie set
movie set 2
movie set museum
little hollywood museum
utah movie set museum
original wild west movie set
We fell on the day of the city fair and it was very nice hearing that country music and mingling around with
the town residents whom were very nice.
kanab fair

kanab town
I did a little research and found out that one of the towns' restaurants which is called Escobars , are serving beans burrito, so I've decided to make a beans burrito for the first time :-)
cheese beans burrito

sweet potato burrito

1 - 2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cayenne pepper, diced
1 yam, diced
About 1 1/2 cups red beans soaked for a night, rinsed and drained*
1/2 tsp. cumin
pinch of black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cilantro
About 8 - 9 tortillas
A bit olive oil
grated cheese (optional, but so good)
cooking yam and beanscheese burritobeans and yam
 burritosbeans burrito
Heat olive oil in a pan.
Add the onion and fry a bit till golden.
Add the cayenne pepper, red bell pepper, yam and stir.
Lower the heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add the red beans and spices
and stir.
Cook for about 20 - 25 minutes and stir occasionally till the yam is soft and the beans are edible.
*If you want the beans to be cooked through, cook them ahead in a pot of water till they're soft enough,
or use canned beans and add them about 5 minutes to the end.
When done. heat oven to 180C / 356 F.
Put some of the mixture in a tortilla, sprinkle some grated cheese and fold like a burrito.
I don't know if that's the right way of folding a burrito, but I folded two parallel sides to the middle, leaving a square of
the filling visible, and then rolling the closest side to the filling
on top of it and continuing so till the other side.
Place the burritos on a pan and spray or grease with a bit of
oil and bake for 5 minutes or until crisp.

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