Southwestern Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is my modified version of "Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad" (a recipe from A great vegetarian dinner or side dish to grilled meats. I added a bit more spice to the original recipe and we love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub and dry sweet potatoes.Prick each potato with a fork in several places. Wrap in foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until tender all the way through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, saute onion in olive oil until clear. Add black beans, Rotel, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and red pepper flakes. Simmer bean mixture on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven, unwrap and slice potatoes lengthwise, making several cuts. Then slice crosswise, making a cross-hatch pattern, opening up the potato. Spoon half of the bean mixture onto each potato.
  4. Top each potato with a 1-2 tablespoons of sour cream and sprinkle with cilantro or chives, if desired.


Most Helpful

Comfort food. A complete meal. I added 2 cloves garlic, dried oregano and parsley. Skipped the salt and used a fresh chili`s and rinsed the beans to lower the sodium. Topped with yogurt and lots of cilantro! This makes enough for 6 halves generously filled. Serving more like 6 sides or 3 as a meal. Thanks.

Rita~ September 30, 2010

Yummy!! We are sweet potato fanatics and love just about any recipe that uses them. This quick, easy, and very healthy recipe was no exception...we loved it! To save time, I pricked the skin of the sweet potatoes with a fork and cooked them in the microwave, on "high" for about 15 mins. I topped them with sour cream and lots of cilantro. Thank you for sharing this wonderful is definitely a keeper!
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Bayhill September 26, 2010

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