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

41 Reviews for Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

a few additions

i added some sweet onion, some corn and a little lemon juice. it really punched up the flavor. will definitely make this again.

i also prefer baking in the oven rather than microwave,
Yummy and healthful go-to meal

I love this for a healthy meal that combines sweet and savory. Great comfort food that is good for you, too. Add plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for even more protein.

Delicious, healthy, and easy!
set microwave on fire

Err so i tried microwaving these and after 10 minutes the potatoes caught on fire and filled my apt with smoke. What?? did anyone else have this problem? ive never had this issues before w/my microwave


Not a fan of microwaving

I made these last night for Thanksgiving because I am a vegetarian and I was looking for something hearty to replace turkey. I made the mistake of only reading the ingredients and reviews, not the instructions. I never would have picked a microwaving recipe because I avoid nuking my food as much as possible. I tried to find a last minute baked sweet potato recipe on my phone, but it didn't turn out well -- it was dry, unlike the picture on this recipe page (my fault, but still). The beans also called for microwaving, so I cooked them on the stove using the ingredients listed. I really didn't like the taste. I usually saute onions and garlic in my beans and this recipe was lacking important flavors. I think the presentation is much nicer than the flavor. I'll look for similar recipes in the future because I think it's a good idea -- this just isn't the one for me. I'll save better options to the YuBalance Pinterest page.

easy, fast, quick, vegetarian, vegan, healthy
The only thing I didn't like about Thanksgiving dinner!
One of My Favorite Recipes for Fall

Super easy and tasty ~ like another reader, I add onions and garlic and throw in some tumeric. Good times in the mouth!


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