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stuffed sweet potatoes

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes are filled with black beans, shredded cheese, and salsa for a delicious, vegetarian meal! Add diced avocado and a drizzle of sour cream to take these tasty spuds to the next level!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (or 4 small sweet potatoes)
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 2 cups of Mexican Black Beans)
  • 1/2 cup tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Microwave Method

  1. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, 8-10 times. Place on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel.
  2. Microwave for 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  3. When the potatoes are done, slice them lengthwise.
  4. Scrape the center of the sweet potatoes with a fork and mash the sweet potato slightly.
  5. Top with black beans and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  6. Microwave the potatoes for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the beans are heated through.
  7. Remove from the oven and top with salsa, avocado, sour cream, and cilantro. Add salt to taste, if needed.

Oven Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, 8-10 times and place the on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until the potatoes are soft.
  4. When the potatoes are done, slice them length-wise.
  5. Scrape the center of the sweet potatoes with a fork and mash the sweet potato slightly.
  6. Top with black beans and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake the potatoes for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from the oven and top with salsa, avocado, sour cream, and cilantro. Add salt to taste, if needed.

 


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