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Southwest Sweet Potato Chickpea Delight

What you need: 

1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa (I use Mrs. Renfro's Roasted Salsa)
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups yellow corn tortilla chips, crushed
1 medium white onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 cup vegan cheese, grated (I use Follow Your Heart brand Monterey Jack), divided
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
cilantro, chopped, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients, but reserve a small handful of the vegan cheese.
2. Spread into a shallow casserole dish. Cover with lid or foil and bake for 45 minutes.
3. Remove foil, stir, and top with remaining vegan cheese. Bake another 20 minutes or so, until the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. (Watch carefully, as the top will get crispy fairly quick, and you may need to stir occasionally to prevent burning.)
4. If desired, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro right before serving.

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Servings: 
3-4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was awesome.  I bake it at 350 degrees and used toffuti sour cream.  It goes together so quickly and the leftovers are awsome for lunch.  I left out the pepper flakes.  This made it too spicey for my 4 year old. 

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Yum!!  This is one of the best recipes we've made from this site! :)

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I liked this a lot. Although next I think it would be good served with sour cream or sour cream substitute.

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I loved this recipe! My non-veg, non-spicy-food-eating boyfriend even liked it.

I baked at 350 deg F for an hour because I like sweet potato well-cooked, then I sprinkled the rest of the "follow you heart" mozzarella on top. I thought it would melt right away but it doesn't so be sure to leave plenty of cooking time to melt the cheese on top. (20 min is probably right)

Also, the jar of salsa I used was 16 oz.

enjoy!

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I served this dish as the main course of our Sunday dinner.  Most of my friends and family like spicy food and thought this dish was delicious!
    Applejacks582 asked how hot the oven should be, I set our oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  The key is to cook the sweet potatoes to your desired consistency.

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how hot should the oven be? this sounds really yummy, but I don't want to burn the stuff!

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Sounds good! How much is "a jar"? Thanks!  :)

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