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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Krista S

A satisfying, plant-based meal with a spicy kick

Looking for a delicious and healthy plant-based meal that’s easy to make? Look no further than these Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos! This recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients, making it a satisfying option for anyone looking for a meatless meal. With a spicy kick from the black beans and the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, these tacos are sure to become a new favorite in your recipe rotation.

Benefits of these Tacos:

Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and potassium. Black beans are also an excellent source of fiber and protein, making them a great addition to any vegetarian or vegan meal. Together, these ingredients provide a balanced and nutritious meal that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Interesting facts:

Did you know that sweet potatoes are not actually related to regular potatoes? They are actually a member of the morning glory family! Black beans, on the other hand, have been a staple in Latin American cuisine for thousands of years and are now enjoyed worldwide.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Healthy Factors:

Not only are these Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos delicious, but they are also incredibly healthy! Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while black beans provide a good dose of protein and fiber. Plus, this recipe is entirely plant-based, making it a great option for anyone looking to add more plant-based meals to their diet.

Possible ingredient substitutions:

If you’re not a fan of sweet potatoes, you can easily substitute them for regular potatoes or butternut squash. You can also swap the black beans for pinto beans or kidney beans, depending on your preference. For an extra burst of flavor, add some diced red onion or jalapeno pepper to the filling.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

  • Author: Krista
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos are a healthy, plant-based meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrients. With roasted sweet potatoes, mashed black beans, and a spicy kick, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe rotation. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a quick and easy dinner.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small tortillas
  • Optional toppings: avocado, salsa, cilantro, lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
  4. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork or potato masher until they are mostly smooth.
  5. Heat tortillas in a pan or in the microwave until warm and pliable.
  6. To assemble tacos, spread a spoonful of mashed black beans onto a tortilla, top with roasted sweet potatoes, and add any desired toppings.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Cook the sweet potatoes properly: Sweet potatoes take longer to cook than other ingredients like black beans, so it’s important to make sure they’re cooked through before adding them to the tacos. If they’re undercooked, they’ll be tough and unpleasant to eat. You can either bake them in the oven or cook them on the stovetop until they’re soft.
  2. Don’t overfill the tacos: It can be tempting to pack in as many ingredients as possible into each taco, but this can lead to them falling apart or being difficult to eat. Instead, keep the toppings simple and leave enough space in the taco shell for the filling to stay in place.
  3. Season the dish well: Sweet potatoes and black beans can be a bit bland on their own, so it’s important to season the dish well to bring out their flavors. Consider using spices like cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika to add depth and complexity to the dish.
  4. Choose the right toppings: The toppings you choose can make or break the dish. Consider using toppings like avocado, salsa, and cilantro to add flavor and texture to the tacos. If you’re using cheese or sour cream, make sure to use them sparingly so as not to overwhelm the other flavors in the dish.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

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