Mexican Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

“Taco Tuesday” isn’t a regular dinner in our household, but we do enjoy tacos probably once a week. I swear, if my husband could live off of one food, it would 100% be tacos! So normally, he will eat a meat filled taco with al pastor or carnitas, however, I’ve tried to open him up to more plant-based varieties…enter: these Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

I will be the first to say, I am typically not a huge fan of sweet potatoes. They are SO good for you, but not something in the normal rotation for me. However, these really hit the spot! Try out the recipe below and let me know what you think!

Sweet potato mixture

2 sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 can of black beans

12 grape tomatoes quartered

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

3 cloves of garlic

Handful of chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon of miso paste (if you can’t find this, it’s totally fine to omit)

2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 teaspoon of hot sauce

Sea salt

Guacamole

2 avocados

Half of a red onion

3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro (or more to taste)

Juice from half of a lime

1 to 2 cloves of garlic

Almond yogurt “sour cream sauce”

4 tablespoons of almond yogurt

1/2 tablespoon of tahini

Juice from about half a lemon

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

Wash sweet potatoes and peirce with a knife or fork several times all over. Bake for about 1 hour.

While potatoes are cooking, add the olive oil to pan. Add garlic and the tomatoes. Let cook for about 5 minutes until fragrant

Add beans, chili powder and hot sauce. Cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and set aside

Guacamole:

Smash the 2 avocados with a fork or potato masher

Chop the onion, cilantro and garlic – mix in with the avocado

Add lime juice from 1/2 lime and mix thoroughly – add salt as desired.

Almond Yogurt Sour Cream

Mix all ingredients together and set aside

Assemble:

Once potatoes are done, cut in half and scoop out about two-thirds of the insides.

Place in bowl with bean mixture. Mix to combine and place back in potato skins

Top with guacamole and sour cream

Additional topping could include black olives, green onions or salsa.

Enjoy!!

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