November 5, 2014
Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! 

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! | www.delishknowledge.comGimme all the sweet potatoes! Oh my goodness, I cannot stop eating this one! It’s like my own personal Chipotle burrito bowl- swapping in a juicy sweet potato for the rice. Topped with spicy beans, sauteed spinach and loads of fresh avocado.

I made this for lunch last Sunday and for dinner Monday night and again last night. Just try to get the taste of these stuffed sweet potatoes outta your head.

A few weeks ago, when I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of dining with some of my favorite RDs and the lovely people from the Hass Avocado Board. Yes, an entire 3-course meal centered around avocados is as amazing as it sounds!

Besides the ‘is this real life?” feeling after each new course, I was able to spend time talking with farmers and researchers about the latest science behind avocados. If you’ve been following this blog for even a week, you know how much I love avocados and am always finding new ways to eat them- on toast, in soup, stuffed into wontons, and now on these potatoes.

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! | www.delishknowledge.comMexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! | www.delishknowledge.com
Hearing about how good avocados actually are for you is the best justification I can think of for piling them on meal after meal. And while I’ve consistently praised the beneficial fiber and fat content of avocados before, it seems that there is more to the story. Combining avocados with beta-carotene food sources (like tomatoes, carrots or sweet potatoes!) increases absorption of the beta-carotene.

Which is why I’m eating these Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes morning, noon and night. For nutrition of course.

The best part about these stuffed potatoes is the fact that they are customizable for the entire family. Dislike cilantro? Don’t add it! Prefer salsa over spinach? Do it! I imagine setting out various bowls of toppings and letting everyone garnish as preferred.

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! | www.delishknowledge.com

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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! | www.delishknowledge.com

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 stuffed potatoes 1x
  • Category: Dinner; Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan!


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 stuffed potatoes 1x
  • Category: Dinner; Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 stuffed potatoes 1x
  • Category: Dinner; Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 container of fresh salsa
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, mixed
  • 2 avocados, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pierce the potatoes with a fork 1-2 times. Place the sweet potatoes in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, combine the black beans, salsa and spices together in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the black beans are done, remove them from the pan and keep warm in a bowl.
  5. Using the same pan, heat 1 tsp. oil over medium heat and add the spinach and garlic. Lightly stir until just wilted.
  6. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and halve. To serve, spoon the spinach onto the potatoes followed by the black beans. Top with diced avocado and cilantro.

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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, spicy black beans, avocado and cilantro. This meal is so filling and packed with nutrition! Gluten free and vegan! | www.delishknowledge.com

Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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  1. Totally agree on wanting to eat sweet potatoes morning, noon, and night- they’re just soooo good! Usually I like mine on the sweet side but this is a savory twist I think I would love (who doesn’t love Mexican food!?)

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