Roasted Yam and Chipotle Black Bean-Collard Green Wrap

Morita chiles are red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium – hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These can be added to sauces (including Mole) to add smokey flavor and maintain the red color of the sauces. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000.

Suggested Use:
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.

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4 large collard green leaves, de-stemed, blanched
1 large Yam- peeled, diced, drizzled with olive oil, pinch salt, pepper and cumin seeds (optional) and roasted in a 425 F oven until tender and crispy, about 25 minutes.
1 C baked, smoked or seared tofu (or chicken or beef)

1 1/2 C cooked black beans seasoned with:
1/4 tsp Chipotle powder (grind dried chile in coffee or spice grinder)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp maple or agave
1 Avocado, sliced
Cilantro springs

Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette:
2 T lime
2 T olive oil
pinch salt
1/4 tsp chipotle powder


Yield: 4 wraps

To Prep the collard greens, slice off the stem and remove, with a sharp knife, the thickest part of the large vein.

Drop in a pot of boiling, generously salted water, for about 45 seconds. Remove and Place in a bowl of ice cold water. Blot dry. They are ready to fill.

Fill these tasty wraps with roasted yams, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and whole cumin seeds.

Roast in a 425F oven until tender and a little crispy, about 25 minutes.

Season black beans with chipotle powder and a little cinnamon for a nice burst of flavor and heat .Begin placing your ingredients at the bottom end of the collard green. You can add seared tofu, but chicken or beef would work well too, or baked tofu or smoked tofu. Add avocado and cilantro top it off. Roll up like a burrito. Cut in half and serve with a little Chipotle-Lime Vinaigrette, for an extra burst of flavor.

Vinaigrette: Add vinaigrette ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.