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Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

These tacos combine the delicious flavors of sweet potatoes, black beans, cilantro, cheese, red onion and more to come together to make a delicious and vegetarian meal!
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 sweet potato (peeled and cubed into 1/2 cubes)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 15 oz can black beans (drained)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups grated Colby jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)
  • sriracha sauce or hot sauce (to taste)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the sweet potato cubes in olive oil, and salt and pepper and spread on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 20-30 minutes until they are golden brown, and fork tender.
  • Warm corn tortillas either on the stove top with a small frying pan sprayed with cooking oil for about 1 minute or in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  • Put all other ingredients in serving bowls and place on table.
  • On your plate layer 2 corn tortillas (1 doesn’t seem to be strong enough to contain everything), sweet potatoes, black beans, red onions, grated cheese, avocado, and cilantro according to amounts you like.
  • Squeeze lime juice over the top of everything.
  • Top with either sriracha or other hot sauce, if desired.


**Alternatively you can microwave your sweet potato to cook it, it will have more of a steamed texture than the crunchy carmelized edges that baking gives them - Put your cubed sweet potato into a microwave proof bowl, cover, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until fork tender. Then toss in oil and salt and pepper.