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A plate with four tacos filled with rice, sweet potatoes, and black beans.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Tacos made with sweet potatoes and black beans topped with your go to taco favorites. A healthier twist for your next taco tuesday.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 People


  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion Diced
  • 1 lb Sweet Potatoes Diced in ½" cubes. About 2 large sweet Potatoes.
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced or Pressed
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch of Cayenne More if you want more spice
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 15oz Can Black Beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 1 15.25oz Can of Corn Could also use 1 cup of Frozen
  • Juice of one Lime


  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Jalapeno


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to pan.
  • Add diced onion and sauté until soft and translucent. About 5 minutes.
  • Add diced sweet potatoes, sprinkle with some salt, and cook until they are soft. About 10 minutes. Add more olive oil as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Add minced garlic and allow to cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add in all seasonings and water and bring to a simmer, reduce heat and allow all the water to reduce down and absorb into the potatoes. About 5 minutes
  • Add in black beans and corn, then squeeze juice from one lime and mix everything together. Bring back to temp.
  • Serve warm in a tortilla shell with your favorite taco toppings.


This sweet potato taco mix will keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To reheat just place in a skillet over medium heat and toss until warm.
To reheat in the microwave: Place the mix in a microwave safe bowl and run for 1 minute. Mix, taste, and run for an additional minute if needed.
  • Rice Bowls: This taco mix makes a great addition to any rice bowl. Just serve over your favorite rice and add fresh toppings, cheese, sour cream or salsa. 
  • Make it Spicy: This mix is relatively mild. If you want more heat consider chopping up and sautéing some jalapeños to give a little kick.
Keyword Sweet Potatoes, Tacos
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