Spicy Beans on Baked Sweet Potato

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This was cooked for us by our fabulous friends in Melbourne, Dave and Larissa. It is delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 210 degrees (gas 6-7).
  2. Rinse the sweet potatoes, then pierce with a small sharp knife. Place them on a baking.
  3. tray and bake for 1-1½ hours, or until soft.
  4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very soft and golden. Add garlic and spices, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomato and stock, stir well, then add the vegetables and beans.
  6. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
  7. Uncover, increase the heat slightly, and cook.
  8. for a further 10-15 minutes, or until the liquid had reduced and thickened. Stir in the coriander leaves just before serving.
  9. To serve, cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthways. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the top. Add a dollop of light (soy) sour cream and sprinkle with grated (soy) cheddar cheese.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe - it's super-easy to make, anyone could do it - and it's delicious. I cut up the sweet potatoes and throw them in the pot, rather than baking them, and add a lot more cilantro, and my whole family loves it. Great for non-vegetarians, too, because it's hearty enough that they don't miss the meat. I fin that this recipe is more like 6 servings as well.

candaceshaw November 04, 2007

This was delicious! I didn't cook the vegetables as long as directed: I cooked the stock & tomatoes about 5 mins then added the beans & corn for 5 minutes then the peppers & zucchini for 5 minutes just to soften. It worked very well. This is a bit high in carbs but is yummy enough to have on occasion. Thanks! Made for PAC 9/07.

Elmotoo September 14, 2007