Sweet Potato and Bean Tacos - Goji Fitness

Sweet Potato and Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato and Bean Tacos

bean taco on cutting board with lime

Sweet Potato and Bean Tacos

Who doesn't love tacos? Sweet potatoes add flavor and texture not to mention lots of nutrition and antioxidants to these vegetarian tacos. The sweetness is a nice contrast to this savory dish and adds some healthy complex carbs to the high protein of the black beans (or other bean of your choice). Cooking your sweet potatoes and beans over the weekend really cuts prep/cook time if you're making these during the week. Both keep well in the fridge for several days. Doing so makes assembly super quick when you get home from a long work day.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield1 serving
  • Serving Size2 tacos

Ingredients

For the Dish

  • 1 sweet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 cup of cooked beans
  • 1 small purple onion (diced)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 corn tortillas (best to buy frozen as there will be less preservatives and food additives. Personally, I like the brand Tree of Life)
  • 2 tbsps. of fresh cilantro
  • chopped lime wedges
  • Optional: 2 tbsps. of fresh crumbled cheese or avocado slices

Method

Preparing the dish

1

You can use a can of organic black beans or cook your own beans over the weekend after soaking them overnight. I also like to cook a few sweet potatoes on the weekend to speed the cooking process when making this dish during the week nights.

Season sweet potatoes w/ salt, pepper, cumin & paprika.

2

Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add onions & garlic, tossing to coat then add potatoes & stir. Cover & cook for 5-10 mins until the potatoes are soft and cooked through.

3

Add beans and toss well. Cover & cook for a few mins.

4

Warm tortillas, add filling, top w/cheese & cilantro or avocado slices. Enjoy!

*These travel well in a lunch box if you wrap them individually in foil wrap.
*Organic canned beans work very well and saves time but be sure they are in a BPA-free can.

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