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Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (183 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

12/29/2011
This recipe sounded sooo good "Black Bean Smothered Sweet Potatoes" yum!!

Everything was wonderful, I don't know if I would make it again because I could have such a small portion. I loved the recipe itself but I am very dissapointed that is would be represented as healthy. I don't mean to sound so critical, but people turn to you to help them live and eat healthy - sorry guys - this ain't it. Does any one agree with me or am I just getting grumpy because of lack of carbohydrates!

It was quick and simple to make and I had everything I needed right in my pantry. My husband and I
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

How is this not healthy?

How is this not healthy?

Anonymous wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I don't see one thing

I don't see one thing unhealthy about this- I would sub the sour cream with Greek yogurt though.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

This is a very healthy

This is a very healthy recipe. Black beans are high in fiber and protein and the benefits of sweet potatoes are just to numerous to mention here. I totally disagree with you - this is a great vegan recipe just substitute sour cream for tofutti sour cream.

01/23/2011
Healthy and delicious

This has become one of my favorite meals to make! It is easy, cheap, and nutritious-- what could be better? I use canned tomatoes, since they are actually better than fresh at this time of year. It's such a simple, wholesome meal after a long day at work, but sometimes I even eat it for breakfast!

Easy to make, cheap
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01/13/2011
really awesome dish!

As a college student and vegetarian, eating healthy is a challenge in that it can take a lot of time and/or money. I loved this recipe because it was really simple to prepare, relatively cheap, and still really good and filling! I used a yam instead of a sweet potato, lots of cumin, and added green onion to the beans and tomato mixture. It all came together really well. Next time I might try some plain yogurt instead of sour cream as suggested. This is definitely one of my new favorites!

easy, delicious, healthy
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12/22/2010
Great for those of us on the go

This was a good meal for me and my wife -- quick prep time and ingredients that are readily available in our house. We had to ditch the cumin as the kids found the recipe as-is a bit too spicy. That said, this is something we'd do again, along with a protein-based entrée so we have more energy for play at the park!

Simple ingredients, quick prep time
swinging at the park
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12/19/2010
Filling and Tasty

I love this recipe, I have made it multiple times and it always fills me up. This is a delicious healthy recipe for people trying to lose weight.

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