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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Veggie Tacos

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Last Updated on June 7, 2023 by Leah Hall

A great veggie 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!


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Sweet potato, black bean and corn tacos in wooden stands, glass bowls with ingredients behind. Wooden taco box and blue and white napkin

Veggie 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 Veggie Tacos.

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

What Ingredients are Needed for the Veggie Tacos?

  • Black Beans
  • Garlic and Garlic Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Onion
  • Honey
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Corn
  • Lime Juice
  • Tortillas


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 our veggie tacos with some crumbles of queso fresco (a delicious Mexican cheese) and some chopped cilantro.

Sweet potato, black bean and corn tacos in wooden holder on blue and white napkin

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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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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Veggie Tacos

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Great vegetarian tacos for a weeknight meal.


Vegetarian Tacos

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


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: 556Total Fat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 1.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1.7mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 103.6gFiber: 17.8gSugar: 19.1gProtein: 21.8g

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Monday 25th of July 2016

My kids love tacos, too! We also do lots of taco casseroles, with tortilla chips as one of the ingredients. It makes my kids super happy. :)

The 'Noms.

Monday 25th of July 2016

Oh, yes, it's like that crunch just makes them so happy, haha!

Krista Williams

Thursday 21st of July 2016

These look amazing! Anything with a sweet potato and I'm IN!

Love. xoxo Krista

The 'Noms.

Friday 22nd of July 2016

We thought they were great! Hope you try them!

Kylee Cooks

Thursday 21st of July 2016

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)


The 'Noms.

Friday 22nd of July 2016

LOL! You crack me up! ;)


Wednesday 20th of July 2016

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

xo Ashley

The 'Noms.

Friday 22nd of July 2016

Thanks, we thought it was a great combo! Hope you try them out!


Wednesday 20th of July 2016

I've tried black bean tacos and I love them, so I'll have to give these a go! I'm really trying to eat more vegetarian meals.

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