Curried Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

 

I’ve got a good one for you tonight, my friends! As you may know, I have a plethora of sweet potatoes in my pantry right now. I also have a large stock of frozen black beans in the freezer. The two go well together, as they did in our dinner tonight. I was originally inspired by these sweet potato enchiladas but they just weren’t quite what I was in the mood for…so I did my own thing. Here’s who to do it my way:

First, dice up a sweet potato (skin on please!), season it with curry powder and red pepper, and throw it in the oven to roast at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. I used about 3/4 tsp curry powder and 1/4 tsp red pepper.

Meanwhile, add a little olive oil to a pan and saute 1/4 c onion. If your black beans are frozen, add them at the beginning so they can thaw. If they’re not, add them after a few minutes.

When the potatoes are roasted to your satisfaction, remove them from the oven and add them to the bean and onion mixture.

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Portion into whole wheat tortillas and top with diced tomato and a sprinkle of low-fat Mexican cheese. You could also add other toppings like ground meat, salsa or spinach!

Curried Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

recipe image Curried Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Keywords: roast saute entree healthy vegetarian black beans tomato sweet potato Mexican

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 3/4 tsp curry powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 c black beans
  • 1/4 c onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • low-fat Mexican cheese

Instructions

1. Dice sweet potato, with skin on, and mist with olive oil. Sprinkle spices and stir to coat.

2. Roast at 425 degrees F for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

3. Saute the onion in a pan over medium heat, adding the black beans at the beginning if frozen and at the end if not.

4. Add the sweet potato to the bean and onion mixture.

5. Portion on to tortillas and top with tomatoes and cheese.

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Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

 

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. Those tacos really look awesome, and I'm not even a vegetarian =) I like the combo of the black beans and sweet potatoes! And thanks for the sweet comments on my gingerbread post! So sweet =)

  2. Yummmy!

  3. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says:

    they were SO GOOD!! will def make them again :)

  4. Those look delicious! There's a take out place near Kent State called Taco Tanto's (it's a local institution), and they have a burrito that's very similar to this. It's called the Sweet Potato BOM, because it started as a monthly special (BOM = burrito of the month), but it was so popular, you can still order it.

    Nice job!

  5. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says:

    thanks!!

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