For a satisfying last-minute supper, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomatoes adds protein. Be sure to eat the skin, which is full of fiber, as well.

Susan Herr
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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 degrees F until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.)

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium microwaveable bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, oil, cumin, coriander and salt; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.)

  • 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 Facts

253 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 575 mg sodium. 43.5 g carbohydrates; 8.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2019
yummy and satisfying - made a half recipe and had this twice this week and will make again next week. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2017
This was delicious & I felt so healthy eating what is good for me - sweet potatoes & black beans. I followed recommendations of others by adding frozen corn fresh garlic smoked paprika & chili powder. No sour cream in frig so I sweetened Greek yogurt w/maple syrup. This will definitely go in the rotation. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2017
I didn't have any fresh cilantro so used fresh chives instead. Served with an avocado salad with lime wedges. My vegetarian friend asked for the recipe. I thought she was going to lick the plate! This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2017
You can make it vegan by omitting the oil and using vegan sour cream. I add red onion and garlic to the beans. Check out NutritionFacts.org--only science no ads profound true information.. not opinion or theories just the facts. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2017
I gutted most of the potato out and added a mixture of rotiserrie chicken black beans canned tomato with chiles and jalapenos. Used a tbsp of FF plain yogurt (I don't like greek) and a sprinkle of sharp cheddar. Was very good (sweet and spicy!) and very easy. (I cello wrapped the poked potato and it only took about 5 mins in the micro). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2013
Startlingly Rich! While I would have liked some kind of treatment to the skin the overall dish was fantastic. I used canned diced tomato instead of fresh but it made little difference. The richness of the potato with the beans and tomato really sang and has made this my new go-to quick dinner! Pros: Wonderful texture great flavor combinations easy Cons: No treatment to the skin Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2013
Great! I love this recipe and make it all the time. It's so easy to keep a few sweet potatoes can of black beans and a tomato on hand and then voila! I usually add minced fresh garlic with the beans mixture and more spices like paprika and red chile powder and skip the cilantro all together if I don't have it. Also topped with greek yogurt instead of the sour cream tastes just as delicious. Enjoy! Pros: easy can keep items on hand Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2013
Fast-easy-cheap-yummy! I have made this about ten times now and never get tired of it. The Hubs hates cilantro so he just doesn't put it on. I had no idea how fast and easy nuking sweet potatoes is! The flavors are outstanding for such a simple meal. I use this as a meatless weekday meal. It's so low in calories you can add a tossed salad or do what I do and indulge in desert lol. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2013
Just A Quick Question....? I lost 35 lbs in 1 summer on the low carb (& tried to limit processed foods....hard to do when u have chronic pain!) anyway I know there is a good way to do low carb & a bad way! But it is waaay confusing! The carb count in this recipe is very high for 1 serving. So r u saying its ok cuz it's not processed white sugar? That its natural healthy when its a veg? Cuz I was told not to eat the starchy veggies or at least limit them... Once again CONFUSING! Thnx for ur time hope to hear an answer soon! ) KGB Pros: Definitely Low Cal Low Salt & Tasty! Cons: CARBS!! TOO MANY CARBS? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2013
Oh so yummy!!! Um yum?!?!!! This was so so good! My husband and I both ate it up and licked our plates and it was super easy to prepare. The only subs I made were adding in some frozen corn and using canned diced tomatoes in place of fresh diced. I also baked the sweet potatoes in the oven (at 375 for 1-1.5 hours) instead of nuking them. I'm not one for fancy presentations so the hubs said he'd prefer to just mash everything together next time as opposed to serving the black bean salad 'on top' of the potatoes but he's a mix-it-all-up sort of guy;) I forgot to put the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) topping on but we didn't even miss it! Definitely will make this again!! In fact tonight for dinner! Pros: Healthy easy Cons: Leaves you wanting more more more!;) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2013
Just add lemon I just added lemon juice to cut the sweetness of the kumara a bit and also added sliced green and red onion to the bean salad to make it a bit more exciting. Fantastic! Pros: Fantastic base Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
Great easy to make healthy Great recipe quick and easy to make tasted awesome. I added some grated cheddar and pan-fried chestnut mushrooms to the bean and tomato salad and used greek yogurt for topping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2012
Quick and delicious This recipe was quick delicious and very nutritious. I used non-fat greek yogurt instead of sour cream for even fewer calories. I pared it with roast chicken for a complete meal. It would have made a great lunch by itself. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2012
I was trying to come up with a way to eat healthy and use my sweet potates up. This was delicious and simple. I shared it with all the people in my lifestyle class and hope they feel the same. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2012
Nice quick meal This was so easy to make and very filling! Even my fiance who doesn't like sweet potatoes enjoyed this. It was tasty but definitely needed the sour cream for extra flavor. I used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh and extra cumin instead of coriander and it still tasted fine. I definitely recommend this for a quick easy meal. Pros: Easy healthy filling Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2011
Fantastic! Because I had it on hand already and it's made primarily from Coriander and Cumin I used two teaspoons of Garam Masala instead. It was delicious. It has Cinnamon in it which worked really well with the sweet potatoes. Since I had plenty of time I baked my potatoes in the oven and heated my black bean salad on the stove. The whole family loved it including our six year old. I'll definitely make this again and again. Pros: Quick Easy Nutritious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is DELICIOUS and so quick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I haven't had roasted sweetpotatoe before It's nice. A lot like roasted butternut squash. I did mine in the oven which I think made it especially nice wouldn't use the microwave. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was so yummy and easy. I peeled cubed and boiled my sweet potato instead of nuking it then just put everything in a pan except the sour cream to heat together. My one year old thought it was pretty good too and the cubed pieces made it easier to eat without too much of a mess. I will make this again and if I have time roasting the sweet potato in the oven would probably make it tastier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used curry powder instead of cardamon and 1/3 of a can of tomatoes instead of fresh. It was really tasty. My son had some of the leftover bean mixture pureed and used it as a dip for corn chips. I'm glad I have some leftovers for tonight! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! I loved it. My boyfriend liked it too. He said it was interesting but really good. I thought it was fantastic! PLUS it's super filling for those of us trying to count our calories. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious and easy. I served with a small house salad and it was the perfect weeknight meal. The whole thing took ten minutes start to finish. This would also make an easy lunch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great Combination of ingredients very yummy I will defiantly make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Ive never even tried a sweet potato but when I saw the picture if this recipe I just had to try it. It was very easy to make and the balance of flavors was perfect. Would be a great recipe for someone who wants a delicious meal but doesn't have a lot of time!! I will definitely make this again VERY soon. ( My brother is a very finicky eater and he LOVED it. Cleaned his plate and finished mine!!! ) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was by far the best recipe I have tasted yet from EatingWell and I've tried many delicious ones. As everyone else mentioned the combination of flavors was excellent and this dish together with a green salad made for a light yet filling dinner. The only things I changed were to substitute yogurt for sour cream which worked just as well and instead of microwaving or baking the potatoes I started them in the microwave for about 9 minutes then finished them off by baking giving it a better crust. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Good recipe. It only took a few minutes to make and it was really good and filling. I made one for my boyfriend too and he loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
So quick and yummy! I used whole coriander seeds and it was delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
WOW! This was so delicious! Something this healthy should not taste this good! I had added a 10 ounce can of corn (drained and rinsed) to the mix and i used regular sour cream instead of low fat. But even with that its still a very healthy meal. My biggest surprise with this dish was how sweet it actually was. The company that i shared this meal with had asked if i put butter on the potatoes to which i happily replied "nope" to. This is a must try! And a keeper for sure! Can't wait to make it again next week! C Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A definite 5-star meal here. I've rarely tasted something with such sparkle that is so easy to make. I wrote about it in my food blog called "Eating the Rainbow". Hope you enjoy it: http://superfoodsyear.blogspot.com/2010/05/stuffed-potatoes-eatingwell-style.html Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good - the "salsa" was unexpected on the sweet potato but delicious - everyone in my family enjoyed it (even my 3yo!!!). I used kidney beans (no black beans) and omitted the cilantro but it was still delicious. I had the whole thing ready in less than 10 minutes. Hard to believe something this good could be ready this fast. It will be hard NOT to make this a new weekly staple.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Super super yummy! Made these today for lunch and added a couple cubed white mushroomsin with the bean mixture. After putting the sour cream on I tossed a bit of diced jalapeno and they were super delicous! I will defnilty be making this again! I just Love love love love this site! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Yummm. I plan to keep some sweet potatoes on hand and have some of the bean and tomato salad pre-made in the fridge every week because this is something I know I'll eat with regularity. Amazing what a little cumin and coriander can do! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious!! I accidentally forgot to add the cilantro and sour cream and it still turned out delicious! I would definitely recommend this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a delicious recipe that my entire family loves including a 4 year old and 1 year old! The "salsa" on a sweet potato made me hesitant to try it but I'm so glad I did. It's very filling and has now become a regular! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent. Didn't even heat the bean salad. Super easy. Try it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved this recipe and the look of it was superb - fasntastic orange colour of the kumera against the stunning black of the beans. I used dried black beans that had been soaked overnight then cooked until tender. Jo H. Australia Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved this! Dinner was ready in no time. I would even add a little more coriander and cumin next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I thought it was okay. Maybe my expectations were high because of all the great reviews I read but I wasn't that excited. I thought it needed a little too much sour cream to combat the dryness of the beans and potato. It wasn't bad and I finished the whole potato but I won't make it again. My husband liked it better than I did. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Amazing! I agree with several other comments - this is going to be a new staple for me! A very filling and nutritional meal. Followed the recipe to the letter - at first I thought the corriander & cumin amounts may be too much but it was perfect. I topped with plain yogurt instead of the sour cream (another recent favourite). Thank you to the creator of this winning combination GÖÑ Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Need a New Idea for This Dish I would love a recommendation for alternative spices to use with this smart recipe. My family does not like cumin so can someone recommend a different set of flavors that would work well with the sweet potato and beans? Pros: Tasty and Healthy Cons: My family doesn't like cumin Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great Flavors Combined I was able to whip this up in 12 minutes. It's quick and delicious. I followed the recipe as it's written and added a bit of frozen corn chopped red onion and a dash of pepper. I'll definitely make this again! Pros: Easy to prepare and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This One's a Winner This has become one of my favorite recipes. It's one of the quickest recipes I make. It's very good as is but I often will add cooked chicken jalapenos chipotle powder guacamole and/or cheese. It also tastes wonderful with russet or red potatoes if you aren't a fan of sweet potatoes or yams. Pros: easy healthy satisfying crowd pleaser Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This turned out awesome. I was truly suprised by how good this dish turned out to be. While I love all of the ingredients I couldn't imagine them together. I followed the recipe exactly and the flavors were wonderful. This is a keeper. Pros: Healthy Lowfat Easy to Prepare Cons: None Read More