Rating: 4.43 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

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.

Susan Herr

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High until tender all the way to the center, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425F until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.)

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  • Meanwhile, combine beans, tomato, oil, cumin, coriander and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.)

  • When just cool enough to handle, slash each sweet potato lengthwise, press open to make a well in the center and spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 51.5g; dietary fiber 12.9g; sugars 14g; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 5.8mg; vitamin a iu 6638.4IU; vitamin c 30.4mg; folate 92.6mcg; calcium 99.3mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 8.5mg; potassium 1020mg; sodium 499.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.
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Reviews (19)

47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2016
Don't cook the potato so long This was delicious even without the sour cream but there's no way it should take 10-12 minutes to bake a sweet potato in the microwave on high. Mine was perfect in about 5 minutes. Pros: Tasty easy Cons: Recipe poorly written Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
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! Pros: Easy to make cheap Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2013
Super tasty! I make this once a week but I just add a bit of my favorite salsa to a can of black beans instead of adding the seasoning. It's so good. I actually thing the sweet potato is best for this because it almost creates a buttery taste when paired with the spices of the topping. I'm sure it would taste great with a regular potato as well. Pros: Tasty Easy Fast Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Filling and Tasty I love this recipe I have made it multiple times and it always fills me up. This is a delicious healthy recipe for people trying to lose weight. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2013
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. Pros: Quick and easy Cons: Some may reject the combination of beans and sweet potatoes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2017
Super easy to make recipe easy to follow cheap as chips! Unfortunately I found it quite bland even with Greek yoghurt (rather than sour cream) it was tasty and didn't taste bad at all but was not as full of flavour as I thought. Definitely will be trying again but changing up the ingredient. Pros: super easy and easy on the budget Cons: bland (but easily fixable) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious. Subbed-in plain yogurt for the sour cream. Lots of opportunity for variations here I will definitely make again! Read More