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

44 Reviews for Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes


Wonderful--at last a healthy comfort food!


I've always had my sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar. I wasn't sure how this savory middle eastern flavor would mix with a sweet potato, but I had to try it. I was completely won over at the first bite! These are wonderful. So flavorful, filling and packed full of nutrients, how can you go wrong? I used canned tomatoes instead of fresh and added a dash of cinnamon, which I highly recommend. Not only did the cinnamon compliment the other spices, but it also really brought out the flavor of the sweet potato.


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!


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