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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! If you are looking for a quick and healthy vegetarian dinner, this is it.
Ready for simple?
Good. Me too.
If you need a new go-to weeknight dinner, let me suggest these potatoes. Baked sweet potatoes topped with taco black beans and your favorite toppings.
They’re like tacos, with more vegetables and all the flavor. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love tacos. I swear I’ve eaten tacos at least a few times a week this pregnancy; it’s hard for me not to want those savory, spicy little treats. When a new taco joint opened up two blocks from our house this summer, it was like all the stars aligned. Homemade tacos a few steps away? I feel like I’ve won the St. Louis lottery.
So, needless to say, these are tacos but not really tacos. Instead, we’re taking the best parts and putting them on top of a baked sweet potato.
The magic of this meal is how silly easy it is. Bake a few taters, throw a can of black beans and spices in a sauce pan to warm up, then assemble. If you don’t have time to bake a sweet potato, you can always do the microwave option. Or, peel and slice the potato into thin chips, bake until crispy and enjoy these like nachos.
The toppings are really up to you. I like a generous sprinkle of cheese, hot sauce and avocado but anything goes. That’s really the beauty of tacos isn’t it? Most things work. I’ve eaten a lot of crazy taco combinations in my years and rarely am I turned off by an ingredient. If you like it on tacos, it will work in this recipe.
In addition to sweet potatoes, you’ll also need ingredients for the taco filling.
These potatoes couldn’t be easier to make, especially once you cook the sweet potatoes. You can do this in the oven or even the microwave! If you are running short on time, you can cook the sweet potatoes in just 5 minutes in a microwave oven.
From there, you’ll make the filling by sautéing the onion in olive oil, then adding in cooked black beans and spices. Smash some of the beans with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher so they stick together easier.
To assemble, pour the cooked black beans into the cooked sweet potatoes and top like you would tacos! We love avocado, cheddar cheese and sour cream best here.
Enjoy this easy, Meatless Monday dinner option.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! If you are looking for a quick and healthy vegetarian dinner, this is it. Sweet potatoes stuffed with a spicy black bean filling, cheese, avocado, cilantro and your favorite toppings. Gluten-free.
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