Sweet potato & black bean tacos. Create an impressive homemade dinner with this healthy and delicious vegetarian tacos recipe featuring baked sweet potatoes and stir-fried black beans. The vibrant pickled onions impart a brilliant pop of colour. Guaranteed to become your most favorite vegetarian tacos recipe!
Baked spiced sweet potatoes and stir-fried spiced black beans are combined together to create a super delicious dinner perfect for any day of the week. I love incorporating healthy legumes and pulses into my diet, and these black beans are such a versatile pantry staple. The sweet potatoes spiced with taco seasoning pairs perfectly with the black beans. Trust me, these sweet potato and black beans tacos are going to be a delicious addition to your recipe repertoire.
To make these tacos, start with baking the sweet potatoes. All you need to do is toss cubed sweet potatoes with olive oil and taco seasoning, season with a little salt and black pepper, and bake at 200 C for 25-35 minutes. When baked, the sweet potatoes will be soft, tender and caramelized.
While the sweet potatoes are cooking in the oven, stir fry black beans in a little ground cumin and cayenne pepper. Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper depending on your preference. For the black beans – you have two options – canned or dried. If using canned black beans, drain and rinse the beans prior to adding to the stir fry. But with dried black beans, you’ll need to soak dried black beans for about 6-8 hours and cook them separately.
I really love the vibrant addition of pickled red onions in this recipe. And it’s instant and super simple to make. Simply boil white vinegar, sugar, water and salt in a saucepan and pour this mixture over sliced onions. Let this cool down to room temperature and your pickle is ready.
Now, assemble these sweet potato and black bean tacos. Warm your tortillas in the microwave or over stovetop, fill with sweet potatoes, black beans, and pickled onions. Super easy dinner for your weeknights!
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