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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes
Jenny Jeffrey
March 26, 2024

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are a delightful twist on traditional tacos, combining the earthy sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes with the hearty texture of black beans. This dish is a favorite for its balance of flavor, nutrition, and ease of preparation. Sweet potatoes, rich in vitamins A and C, fiber, and antioxidants, make these tacos not only mouthwateringly good but also incredibly healthy.

Vegetarian Protein Pack Black Beans in Your Tacos

The addition of black beans introduces protein and fiber, making it a satisfying meal that supports overall well-being. We’ve enhanced the traditional taco by incorporating a blend of spices and roasting the sweet potatoes to perfection, creating a depth of flavor that is irresistibly delicious. For those looking to experiment, try adding a splash of lime juice or a sprinkle of feta cheese for an extra layer of zest and richness.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Avocado and cilantro for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Toss diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, until tender.
  4. Warm black beans in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Warm corn tortillas on a skillet or in the microwave.
  6. Assemble tacos with sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, and cilantro or any other fixings you like!

Our favorite additions:

  • Red Cabbage
  • Feta Cheese
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

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