Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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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.

"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

42 Reviews for Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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.

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
Quick, easy, and delicious

A great easy and filling meal. For even easier black bean filing heat drained beans in skillet on medium high for a few minutes and add a few tablespoons of your favorite tomato-based salsa. Stir and wait till just warmed through.

quick, easy, delicious, cheep, filling
Bing - Bang - (Flavor) - BOOM!!!

Jan '13 > For those resolving to eat (much) less meat (like me) w/o going into protein deprivation; make this and 'tweak it' to your heart's content, (I added a handful of chopped red onion to the (cast iron pan) veg combination) and enjoy!

Healthy, quick, yummy, vege-protein
Husband loved it!

We did not make our in the microwave. We baked the sweet potatoes in the oven. Also, I left out the sour cream and tomatoes (my husband's request). Moreover, it was a wonderful alternative to a meat based meal. Did not leave us hungry!

Easy to make, tasted great, and fairly inexpensive.

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