Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Veggie Tacos

Sweet potato, black bean and corn tacos

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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

 

 

 

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! If you are putting meat in a taco – try this OXO Ground Meat Tool!

 

 

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.

 

 

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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 Bee’s Knees Hudson 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

 

 

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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
Yield: 1

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

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 Veggie 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. Mmmm…. These sound amazing! I never would have thought of adding sweet potato to a taco, but now I definitely have to try it!

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

  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)

    xxx

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