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Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (192 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

06/06/2012
Anonymous
Quick and Easy Dinner in the microwave

It was very delicious I did not have enough time to make it in the oven so I did it in the microwave..I will try again in the oven and im sure it will be even better

I love the Black Bean Salad
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05/07/2012
Anonymous

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 51 weeks ago

100 grams of sweet potato,

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

12/29/2011
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 28 weeks ago

How is this not healthy?

How is this not healthy?

Anonymous wrote 2 years 34 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 3 years 12 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.

01/23/2011
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
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01/13/2011
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
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