Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans

Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Additional minced fresh cilantro, optional


  • Scrub sweet potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high 6-8 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pepper and green onions; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in beans, salsa, corn, lime juice, peanut butter, cumin and garlic salt; heat through. Stir in cilantro.
  • With a sharp knife, cut an “X” in each sweet potato. Fluff pulp with a fork. Spoon bean mixture over potatoes. If desired, sprinkle with additional cilantro.

SOURCE: Taste of Home