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

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


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Deborah_809 wrote 16 weeks 4 days ago

10 minutes is a really long

10 minutes is a really long time. My potatoes caught fire once and ruined my microwave, but only because I was microwaving on a paper plate.

I would say don't leave anything in the microwave without checking it for 10 minutes, or even over 5 minutes, and don't use any flammable materials such as paper plates. Also, you do have to prick the potatoes to keep them from exploding. That said, I've microwaved potatoes many times with no ill results.

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!

Satisfying One-Dish Meal

The preparation of this dish couldn't be simpler. It was yummy and satisfying. However, my husband didn't like the unfamiliar combination of beans on a sweet potato. He liked the beans, but next time he wants them on the side.

Quick and easy
So good!

I wasn't sure about this recipe when my husband suggested it, it seemed like an odd combination. I loved it! I was surprised at how well the ingredients go together. I used roasted coriander because it was what I had on hand. It was delicious! I followed the directions completely, except for using the roasted coriander. I will be making this again!


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