Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Sweet potato, black bean and corn tacos

A great vegetarian tacos meal for a weeknight or Taco Tuesday!



With two hungry little boys in our house, every night could be taco night if we agreed to our boys’ demands! With tacos being a very popular menu choice, we like to find lots of ways to make different variations to ensure that we don’t fall into any ruts!


Vegetarian Tacos

When you have a young kid who is somewhat stubborn about what he eats, sometimes those variations can be a little crazy, but when you have a taco crazed kid, you might even go so far as putting spaghetti in a taco!



One of the variations we recently tried that was a huge hit was a vegetarian recipe, our Sweet Potato Black Bean and Corn Tacos.



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Sweet potato, black bean and corn tacos in wooden stands with glass bowls and wooden box in background




While most people are used to using black beans and fresh corn in a taco, sweet potatoes are definitely something out of the ordinary. Normally sweet potatoes are thought of as a side dish found on a Thanksgiving table, so using sweet potatoes as part of a main dish that could be served year round was kind of exciting to someone who loves this sweet tuber.




Roasting the sweet potatoes brought out their natural sweetness and made them fork tender, too. A drizzle of honey, cumin, fresh cracked black pepper and garlic salt adds a bold perfume of roasted spices that gives the sweet potatoes a delicious southwestern flavor.




Sweet potato, black bean and corn tacos in wooden stands with glass bowls and wooden box in background




We combined the roasted sweet potatoes with sauteed red onions, black beans and corn which added a savory note that balanced the warmth of the roasted sweet potatoes. The red onion and corn add a satisfying pop of texture, also.






We topped out tacos with some crumbles of queso fresco (a delicious Mexican cheese) and some chopped cilantro.




A dollop of sour cream brings a rich cool creaminess top the top. A squeeze of fresh lime juice adds a delightful burst of citrus brightness that brings out the flavors of the roasted spices and veggies and a definite Mexican flair! Cheers!



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Yield: 1

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Great vegetarian tacos for a weeknight meal.


  • ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 425° and line a cookie sheet with foil.

Cut up the sweet potato, spread out on cookie sheet.

Drizzle with olive oil and honey, sprinkle cumin, pepper and garlic salt over the top.

Place in the oven for 12 minutes, tossing about halfway through roasting.

Meanwhile, saute onion with 1 Tbsp olive oil, adding garlic when onion is almost completely cooked.

Add in black beans and corn, heat until warmed.

Add in sweet potato when done roasting, top all with lime juice.

Serve with flour tortillas or corn tortillas.

Additional toppings: cotija cheese, cilantro, pico de gallo or salsa, sour cream, lettuce, cabbage or hot sauce.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 556 Total Fat: 11.3g Saturated Fat: 1.7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1.7mg Sodium: 68mg Carbohydrates: 103.6g Fiber: 17.8g Sugar: 19.1g Protein: 21.8g



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31 thoughts on “Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

  1. I’ve seen the sweet potato and black bean combo on a few recipes but I have yet to try it. I think pairing it in a nice corn shell would suit me just fine.

  2. I love tacos! Looks so tasty! Sweet potato is something new to me for tacos though.. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  3. Yum!! These look amazing! I love the addition of the sweet potato. Definitely want to give this a try!

    xo Ashley

  4. Wait, you show us a taco serving kit in all of its cuteness, and don’t tell me how I can get one?! COME ON!!!!

    (I want one)


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