Chili-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

I have been seeing these everywhere lately! It is like I was meant to make them or something. Foodgawker, Pinterest, on a cookbook cover at the grocery store. So I thought I would give it a try, since it is a great vegetarian meal. You can top these with any of your favorite toppings. I think cheddar cheese and avocado would be great too. 

On a side note.... I have had Pinterest for a while now, but only recently started to use it. Holy time waster.. it is  addicting. But what a great way to get creative ideas for food, home, beauty, and fashion! If you haven't tried it yet (which I am sure you have) check it out!!

Chili-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
1 large Sweet Potato
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
10 small corn tortilla
1 tablespoon fresh or jarred jalepeno, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 green onions, sliced
1 lime
Handful Cilantro
10 small corn tortilla

Peel sweet potato and dice into 1/4 inch cubes. Place cubes in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 10-12 minutes, until cooked through. Drain potato and set aside. 

 Cut lime in half. Set aside one half for garnish. 

In a large pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Once hot add sweet potato, chili powder, cumin, jalepeno, garlic, juice from 1/2 lime, salt and pepper. Sautee for 5 minutes until some potato pieces are beginning to brown. 

In a small pan heat a small amount of oil or butter. Fry each tortilla for 1-2 minutes on medium on each side. You can definitely leave this step out, but warm tortillas are the best!

To assemble place a spoonful of sweet potatoes, and a spoonful of black beans on a tortilla. Top with green onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice!


  1. you don't heat the black beans?

  2. The first time I made these I just threw on the room temperature beans, the second time I put them in the pan with the sweet potatoes to heat a little. Either way they were great so it is your choice!!


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