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Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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From EatingWell:  December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. Be sure to eat the potato skin; it's full of fiber.

2 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High until tender all the way to the center, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425°F until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.)
  2. Meanwhile, combine beans, tomato, oil, cumin, coriander and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.)
  3. When just cool enough to handle, slash each sweet potato lengthwise, press open to make a well in the center and spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Nutrition

Per serving : 351 Calories; 7 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 4 g Mono; 6 mg Cholesterol; 61 g Carbohydrates; 11 g Protein; 12 g Fiber; 468 mg Sodium; 541 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 very lean meat, 1 fat