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sweet potato and black bean tacos

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Sweet potato and black bean tacos offer a delightful and nutritious vegetarian twist on traditional tacos. These tacos present a harmonious blend of sweet potatoes and protein-rich black beans nestled within warm tortillas, delivering a flavorful and wholesome meal.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Ideal for vegetarians, individuals seeking a hearty and nutritious taco option, or those craving a meatless alternative.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation and cooking time typically takes around 30-40 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Sweet potato and black bean tacos contain approximately 300-400 calories, offering a good source of fiber, protein, and essential nutrients.

About This Recipe

Sweet potato and black bean tacos are defined by the sweet and earthy essence of sweet potatoes complemented by the protein-packed black beans, creating a savory and satisfying meatless taco option.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings: shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). On a baking sheet, toss the diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender and slightly crispy.
  2. Cooking Black Beans: In a skillet, heat the black beans over medium heat until warmed through, adding a pinch of cumin, chili powder, and salt for additional flavor.
  3. Heating Tortillas: Warm the tortillas in the skillet or microwave.
  4. Assembly: Fill each tortilla with roasted sweet potatoes and black beans. Top with shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  5. Serve: Roll or fold the tortillas and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Complement your sweet potato and black bean tacos with these appealing side options:

Storage Options

For any leftover roasted sweet potatoes and black beans, store them separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat gently and assemble fresh tacos with toppings when ready to serve.

Ingredient Substitutes

Explore different variations using alternative ingredients:

  • Try using butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes for a change in flavor.
  • Add bell peppers or corn kernels for extra texture and taste.

Alternatives to This Meal

Expand your vegetarian taco options with by taking a look at these vegetarian taco options. Alternatively, take a look at our Top 35 taco recipes.

Conclusion

Sweet potato and black bean tacos present a delightful and nutritious vegetarian option, combining the sweet and earthy essence of sweet potatoes with protein-packed black beans in warm tortillas. Relish the harmonious blend of flavors, savoring the hearty and satisfying delight of these delicious and meatless tacos!