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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Vegetarian Tacos have never looked this tasty!  My Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos will soon become one of your favorites!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Hi friends!

Total honestly today.  I love these tacos.

They are simple, inexpensive and so easy to make.  Yet somehow my Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos feel special.

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The first time I made them the hubs was a little confused and asked what the “meat” was.  I think he thought I either lost my mind and it was chicken or I was serving him tofu.

(Nothing against tofu, I just know he doesn’t like it, so I try not to make it much for him.)

When I said sweet potatoes, it clicked!  He agreed that the combination is a match made in taco heaven.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos-

To make them, you just roast the potatoes in the oven and then combine them with black beans, onions and spices in a pan.  Most of the cooking time with this is hands-free with the potatoes in the oven.

Serve the taco filling with whole wheat tortillas and your favorite taco accompaniments for a very healthy alternative to eating tacos out.

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Try it once and you’ll be hooked, just like I am.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Julie Wunder
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos may quickly become your favorite vegetarian taco!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 -8


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • 1 lime
  • dash of hot sauce, optional
  • 8 soft taco shells, I use whole wheat
  • toppings: avocado, cilantro, sour cream (or plain greek yogurt), lime, queso freso, pico de gallo


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Toss sweet potatoes in half the olive oil half the seasonings. Roast in oven for 30-40 minutes until fork tender.
  • With 10 minutes left in the potato cooking time start the next steps.
  • Over medium heat in a non stick pan, saute the onions in the remaining olive oil until soft. Cook them beyond translucent for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the black beans and rest of the spices to the pan. Reduce heat to simmer.
  • When potatoes are done add them to the pan. Add the hot sauce and squeeze the lime on top.
  • Warm tortillas according to the package instructions and serve immediately with the toppings!
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Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow is Fashion Friday and I’ll be showing you how to wear a denim vest through fall.

I’m Thinking Out Loud about tacos today. Thanks for the linkup Amanda.

I’m sharing this recipe roundup for Foodie Friday, Meatless Monday with Tina and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and the Weekend Potluck.  Also Full Plate Thursday with Miz Helen,FoodFriDIY and What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

Do you like tacos?

Tofu? Yay or nay?

By | 2018-06-28T14:20:28-04:00 September 17th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Vegetarian Meals|36 Comments


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  4. Farrah September 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    These look glorious! I hope I get to try making them soon! *-*

    • JulieWunder September 23, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Thanks Farrah! Very budget friendly too πŸ™‚

  5. Rachel September 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I love black beans and sweet potatoes. It’s the perfect combination of flavors. Thanks for linking up for Meatless Monday!

  6. Tina muir September 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Looks like we were thinking the same thing this week πŸ™‚ hehe thanks for joining us today pretty lady!

  7. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets September 21, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I never thought to put sweet potato in a taco…looks so delicious! I might need to make this this week!

  8. Jessie September 20, 2015 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Just so happens I have all the ingredients on hand! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Holla! Sounds like an addition to the weekday dinner plan!

  9. Jess @hellotofit September 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I had sweet potato tacos for the first time a month ago, at a local taco place. They were DELISH! These look awesome, too – especially with the black beans.

  10. Mandi Korn September 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Those look yummy and easy to make, thanks for sharing

  11. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction September 18, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    What a great way to switch up taco night! Love the sweet potatoes in these!

  12. Andrea September 18, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Yes to tacos and yes to tofu! Both so versitile. Sweet potato in anything is good!

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      I agree! You could even add some pressed tofu to this!

  13. heather September 17, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    These look delicious. I actually have all those ingredients too. Thanks for sharing

    • JulieWunder September 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Yay! Love recipes like that! I hope you have a chance to make it!

  14. [email protected] September 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    The sweet potato/black bean combo is magical. I have actually never put them in tacos before. Yum! Your pictures are beautiful!!

    • JulieWunder September 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you Heather! I try really hard at them, so that means a lot to me!

  15. Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 17, 2015 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Oh I love tacos and these are simply gorgeous. Can I come over for lunch, this would be perfect for lunch today! I’m all about the tacos, we have tacos or quesadillas at least once a week!

    • JulieWunder September 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Yes! Please do! We can eat all the tacos πŸ™‚

  16. Jamie September 17, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I live for tacos and all Mexican food. Great recipe – something I will have to make this fall! I love the vegetarian style but still complete with all the right flavors and spices! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • JulieWunder September 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Me to! We should probably go to lunch πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy it!

  17. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 17, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

    I’ve been making sweet potato and black bean tacos for years! there is just something about the combo of the two that is pure perfection especially when you add in some cheese : )

    • JulieWunder September 17, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

      It’s always better with the cheese πŸ™‚

  18. yum I make almost the same exact tacos I love them. The sweet potatoes are perfect with the mexican spices. Thanks for linking up!

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 17, 2015 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Sweet potatoes are always a good idea. I’ve done something similar to this for Alex but in dilla form!

    • JulieWunder September 17, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Yum! Yum! Yum! Love all the Mexican food πŸ™‚

  20. Blane Sherer September 17, 2015 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Nice recipe Julie. I bet a lot of your blog followers will try this.

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