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


This was delicous! And with the leftovers I mashed them together the next day added an egg and some breadcrumbs and made burgers, also delicious!


Loved this recipe. I made it in minutes and had a really satisfying lunch. I used lower fat yogurt and more cilantro. Even my 9 year old liked the bean mixture. This is my go-to recipe on a busy night.


I really like this recipe and have made several variations since I made it for dinner! Including baked sweet potatoes with cottage cheese and leftover Arrabiatta sauce (it was all we had in the fridge and it was good)! But, my husband has trouble thinking of sweet potatoes as a sub for white potatoes... That being said, he ate all of his dinner!


It's EXCELLENT! I use coriander seeds.


I made this recipe one night when I had extra sweet potatoes in my pantry. I always have black beans on hand and decided that it would be a good way to help use them both. My boyfriend is an extremely picky-eater so I knew trying this recipe would be a risk. However, I made it using the cinnamon to compliment the sweetness of the potato and it became an instant hit. I cannot imagine making this without the cinnamon and the great news is: I'll be making it tonight BY REQUEST from the picky eater! If i could issue a tip - Taste as you go. I use more cinnamon than cumin and definately add a lot. This is a recipe, in my opinion, that is more about the texture than the precision.


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