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Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (179 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was quick, easy, and healthy; however, I was not overwhelmed with the flavors. I made it by the recipe, but did not have any coriander. I cooked my sweet potato in the microwave to save time and my potato was not as sweet as most I...
Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

40 Reviews for Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

10/02/2013
Anonymous
So good!

I wasn't sure about this recipe when my husband suggested it, it seemed like an odd combination. I loved it! I was surprised at how well the ingredients go together. I used roasted coriander because it was what I had on hand. It was delicious! I followed the directions completely, except for using the roasted coriander. I will be making this again!

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08/08/2013
Super tasty!

I make this once a week, but I just add a bit of my favorite salsa to a can of black beans instead of adding the seasoning. It's so good. I actually thing the sweet potato is best for this because it almost creates a buttery taste when paired with the spices of the topping. I'm sure it would taste great with a regular potato, as well.

Tasty, Easy, Fast
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07/14/2013
Good recipe - add some seasoning

This is a great recipe. I add more cumin and coriander, along with onions and garlic to the beans. This might go against Eating Well, but it's delicious with cheese and bacon. It makes tasty - although not pretty - leftovers.

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07/14/2013
Good recipe - add some seasoning

This is a great recipe. I add more cumin and coriander, along with onions and garlic to the beans. This might go against Eating Well, but it's delicious with cheese and bacon. It makes tasty - although not pretty - leftovers.

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04/25/2013
Anonymous
Would be better with a regular potato

I have this giant bag of sweet potatoes I'm trying to use up, and this sounded perfect. Unfortunately, the sweetness of the potato didn't mesh with the flavor of the beans. Would have been much better with a regular baked potato, and leaves me wondering what to try next with the sweet potatoes.

Bean mixture was delish
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