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


A couple friends and I wanted a quick, healthy meal to throw together! Such a winner! We created our bean mixture on the stove top, adding sauteed onions. Next time may add garlic and a little cheese! Such a warm, yummy meal for winter time!


I'm surprised you don't mention how many of your recipes are dairy-free. The sour cream in this one, for example, can easily be substituted with dairy free sour cream. Although many may say, ewwww, the taste is delicious and almost impossible to taste. Cream cheese can also be found in a lactose free variety. It also is much better for you calorie, fat, and health wise. Stick margarine for baking and cooking is also to be found. I love your recipes and by changing some of the ingredients to dairy free, I am able to enjoy them. Being allergic to dairy has its drawbacks but, many companies are making it easier for me to have a better quality of life.


Delicious. Subbed-in plain yogurt for the sour cream. Lots of opportunity for variations here, I will definitely make again!


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.


I was hesitant about this dish but given my love for sweet potatoes and black beans, I decided it was worth a shot. It is delicious!!! The bean/tomato mixture mellows out the sweetness of the sweet potato. Cheap and satisfying....this one is a keeper!


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