Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
These sweet potato and black bean tacos have tons of classic taco flavors and make a great vegetarian option. Serve on a bed of cilantro lime rice, or in a shell, with your favorite fresh toppings and cheese. This quick weeknight dinner can be made in under 30 minutes.
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
- Cotija Cheese
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.
Corn: Use either fresh or canned corn. I prefer to use frozen.
Lime Juice: This can be omitted but it really does help bring out all the flavors.
Taco Seasoning: This recipe calls for basic spices to make a taco seasoning. If you do not have chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano or cayenne feel free to use a pack of taco seasoning.
Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11015IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg