Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

8 01 2013

My family has been on a taco kick lately mainly because we found these amazing tortillas at Costco. They come uncooked and you have to cook them a few minutes on each side. My husband says they remind him of the awesome tortillas that you get at Café Rio in Utah.

Anyways we have been eating them so much I was starting to get a bit burnt out and looking for an alternative. I found this recipe over at how sweet it is. It was an amazing recipe full of flavor. It was super simple to make and it used some of our awesome tortillas. So all in all I would say it was a hit.

Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

~ 2 Tbsp. olive oil

~ 1 onion, diced

~ 2 garlic cloves, minced

~ 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

~ 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

~ 1/4 tsp. salt

~ 1/4 tsp. pepper

~ 1/4 tsp. cumin

~ (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed

~ 8 flour tortillas, warmed

~ freshly crumbled Queso Fresco cheese

~ fresh cilantro for topping

~ lime wedges


Chipotle Lime Sauce

~ 3/4 cup sour cream

~ 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)

~ juice of half a lime

~ zest of half a lime

1. Season chopped sweet potatoes with salt, pepper, cumin and smoked paprika. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onions and garlic, tossing to coat, then add sweet potatoes and stir. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, until sweet potatoes are just softened and cooked through.

2. While sweet potatoes are cooking, combine sour cream adobo sauce, lime juice, and lime zest. Stir to combine.

3. Once sweet potatoes are cooked, add in black beans and toss well. Cover and cook again for 5-6 minutes until everything is warmed through. Heat tortillas and serve sweet potato mixture topped with cheese, Queso Fresco, Chipotle lime Sauce, and cilantro.

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Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos



3 responses

8 01 2013

So glad you are back. Been following you since I started Bountiful Baskets. Keep those basket recipes coming. I need to check into those tortillas. Sound like something my husband would love. I suppose they come in 10lb packages though. Can they be frozen?

8 01 2013

The are Tortilla Land All Natural tortilla’s. They come 44 to a pack which works for our family of 4. I am not sure about freezing them. We can get through them in a couple of weeks so we haven’t had that problem yet. Hope you enjoy this recipe and your Bountiful Baskets!

2 02 2013
Lisa Downey

Thanks Callie, I am going to try this myself. Looks great.

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