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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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 9.9g 40% DV; sugars 12.5g; fat 5.8g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 5.8mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 22546.9IU 451% DV; vitamin c 33.5mg 56% DV; folate 71.7mcg 18% DV; calcium 104.5mg 11% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 39.3mg 14% DV; potassium 981.4mg 28% DV; sodium 574.5mg 23% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 27% DV.

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
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: 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: 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
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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: 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: 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
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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 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
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