Sauteed sweet potatoes make a perfect, hearty filling for a taco when you want a quick and easy meat-free meal. These tacos are chock-full of fiber and protein, and are perfect for a last-minute weekday dinner.
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- pinch of cayenne
- 2 pinches of salt
- 8 small corn tortillas (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Optional toppings: fresh salsa, cilantro, hot sauce and plain Greek yogurt
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add in cooking oil and then garlic, red onion, and a dash of salt to heated oil. Sauté until softened, ~3 minutes.
Next, add sweet potatoes to the pan with a generous pinch of salt and spices (paprika, cumin, cayenne). Add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan, cover with a lid, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until sweet potatoes are softened.
Add beans to the pan and toss everything together until beans are heated through. Season to taste with more salt or spices.
Warm tortillas according to package instructions, and fill with a few spoonfuls of sweet potato and bean mixture. Top with sliced avocado, fresh salsa or other desired toppings and a squeeze of lime juice.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 2 tacos with avocado (no additional toppings)
Per serving: Calories: 436; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 127mg; Carbohydrate: 71g; Dietary Fiber: 17g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 15g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 1196mg; Vitamin C: 53%; Iron: 25%; Calcium: 10%
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