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Healthy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taco Recipe

Instead of greasy beef tacos, serve these black bean and sweet potato tacos.
Healthy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taco Recipe
Jason Donnelly

If you're looking to add some new easy recipes into your dinner rotation, this black bean and sweet potato taco recipe is a great place to start. The black beans offer a lighter take on the traditional Mexican dish, and the veggie-packed meal has fewer calories than a meat-filled alternative, too.

With 16 grams of protein and eight grams of fiber, this meal is sure to fill you for plenty of time after you eat it. Plus, thanks to fresh additions like onion, chopped sweet peppers, cilantro, and queso, there's plenty of flavors to go around.

The best part about this recipe, though, is how easy it is to make. All of the ingredients can be heated in the same skillet, which makes for a faster cook time as well as an easy cleanup situation.

This black bean and sweet potato taco recipe will please even the pickiest eaters. And if you want to pair the meal with a drink, this margarita recipe is the perfect complement to a plate full of tacos. Delicious Mexican food and a low-calorie cocktail? Now that's a meal we can get behind.

Nutrition: 249 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated), 433 mg sodium, 4 g sugar, 16 g protein, 8 g fiber

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red or green sweet pepper
1 15-oz can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup salsa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges (optional)

How to Make It

  1. In a 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sweet potato, onion, and sweet pepper. Cook, covered, 5 to 7 minutes until sweet potatoes are nearly tender, stirring occasionally. Add black beans and salsa. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Spoon filling into tortillas. Top with queso fresco and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Eat This Tip

To warm tortillas, place tortillas between damp paper towels. Microwave on 100% power 20 to 30 seconds.

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