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


I made this tonight and it was delicious! I added a little onion and just a dash of cinnamon like someone else suggested. My son and I loved it. My husband however, didn't like it. He ate two of them because he was hungry, so he must have not disliked it THAT much. I should have known, this is a man that doesn't like sweet potatoes. I will definately make it again for my son and I.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

100 grams of sweet potato,

100 grams of sweet potato, cooked in the skin without salt has 21 grams of Carbs...

This recipe sounded sooo good "Black Bean Smothered Sweet Potatoes" yum!!

Everything was wonderful, I don't know if I would make it again because I could have such a small portion. I loved the recipe itself but I am very dissapointed that is would be represented as healthy. I don't mean to sound so critical, but people turn to you to help them live and eat healthy - sorry guys - this ain't it. Does any one agree with me or am I just getting grumpy because of lack of carbohydrates!

It was quick and simple to make and I had everything I needed right in my pantry. My husband and I
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

How is this not healthy?

How is this not healthy?

Anonymous wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

I don't see one thing

I don't see one thing unhealthy about this- I would sub the sour cream with Greek yogurt though.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

This is a very healthy

This is a very healthy recipe. Black beans are high in fiber and protein and the benefits of sweet potatoes are just to numerous to mention here. I totally disagree with you - this is a great vegan recipe just substitute sour cream for tofutti sour cream.

Healthy and delicious

This has become one of my favorite meals to make! It is easy, cheap, and nutritious-- what could be better? I use canned tomatoes, since they are actually better than fresh at this time of year. It's such a simple, wholesome meal after a long day at work, but sometimes I even eat it for breakfast!

Easy to make, cheap
really awesome dish!

As a college student and vegetarian, eating healthy is a challenge in that it can take a lot of time and/or money. I loved this recipe because it was really simple to prepare, relatively cheap, and still really good and filling! I used a yam instead of a sweet potato, lots of cumin, and added green onion to the beans and tomato mixture. It all came together really well. Next time I might try some plain yogurt instead of sour cream as suggested. This is definitely one of my new favorites!

easy, delicious, healthy
Great for those of us on the go

This was a good meal for me and my wife -- quick prep time and ingredients that are readily available in our house. We had to ditch the cumin as the kids found the recipe as-is a bit too spicy. That said, this is something we'd do again, along with a protein-based entrée so we have more energy for play at the park!

Simple ingredients, quick prep time
swinging at the park

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