We started the new decade (2020) with these budget friendly, black bean stuffed sweet potatoes. To compliment the savory sweet potato and beans, we added a tangy cashew lime crema. This recipe is a weekly staple at our place. It’s very easy, healthy, and flavorful, which is why it is going to be a weekly staple for you and the family as well.
As mentioned this dish is super budget friendly, and also super filling. These would be great for an easy dinner, or for any celebration!
Prepare Sweet Potatoes for Baking
The skin is delicious to eat. However, they can also be very dirty. Make sure to run the potatoes under cool water. We like to also use a vegetable scrubber or a washcloth to clean the potatoes thoroughly.
Using a fork, poke holes all over the potatoes. This helps to regulate the internal temperature of the potatoes. Seasoning the skin of each potato, prior to baking, adds great flavor to the finished dish!
Plating Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Finally, when the potatoes are ready and cool, slice them down the middle with a knife. Fill in the sweet potato boats with the black beans.
Make the Garnish Extra Fancy
Do you want to impress your family or friends? When you are making this dish you can use this technique to make the garnish extra fancy. This step is optional but great for dish presentation!
After achieving the desired consistency and flavor of the crema, we used a piping bag to drizzle the crema on top of the stuffed sweet potatoes. A regular piping bag will do the trick. If not, there is a homemade piping bag trick!
Using the ziplock, cut off a tiny corner of the bag with scissors. The smaller the cut the finer the crema lines you can make on the stuffed sweet potatoes. Just as pictured below, top off with some diced tomatoes and cilantro.
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Luna & Nate
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories533
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 21.3g 33%
- Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
- Sodium 868mg 37%
- Total Carbohydrate 70g 24%
- Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
- Sugars 8g
- Protein 21g 42%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.