Make these Vegan Black Bean Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for a satisfying Mexican dish that’s healthy, fresh and amazingly flavorful.
Black Bean Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes are probably one of my favorite dinners ever. It’s vegan, healthy, fresh and ready in under an hour. It’s such a simple meal, but it packs a ton of flavor.
It’s basically a taco or burrito bowl, but instead of layering the ingredients over rice, you plop them into a baked sweet potato. And it makes a very satisfying meal, it’s pretty healthy and it’s all homemade.
My favorite thing about these stuffed sweet potatoes is how easy it is to make! It does call for making your own salsa and guacamole, but it’s still super quick because we’re taking a shortcut with our guacamole by using the homemade salsa to flavor it up. If you want, try this more traditional homemade blender guacamole.
And plus, this is all happening while the sweet potatoes bake, so by the time your potatoes are done, your stuffing will be prepared and ready to go.
I will be shocked if you’re not drooling by the time you’re done reading about these baked stuffed sweet potatoes. If you’ve never tried stuffed sweet potatoes, I promise this is the recipe, to begin with. Let’s get started talking about some of the main ingredients.
Sweet potatoes: Naturally, sweet potatoes are, of course, the main ingredient, and they will take your meal to the next level. Regular potatoes are okay, too, but something is amazing about using sweet potatoes that adds a lot more flavor to the dish.
Black Beans: Using black beans give a lot of protein and valuable texture to the stuffed sweet potatoes. Plus, black beans and sweet potatoes taste phenomenal together.
Salsa: While you could use your own commercial salsa, I find it’s better to make your own homemade salsa with just a handful of ingredients. All you need are tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, limes, Salt, and Pepper. Have you ever heard of such an easy salsa recipe?
How to Make Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Pierce sweet potatoes and bake for about 50 minutes.
- While the sweet potatoes bake, prepare your homemade salsa.
- Next, prepare your guacamole by mashing avocado, adding seasonings, and then adding some of the homemade salsa mixture to the avocados.
- Microwave the corn and add a can of rinsed and drained black beans as well as some of the homemade salsa mixture.
- Once the sweet potatoes are done baking, cut them, lightly mash them then stuff with the three layers of stuffing we’ve prepared!
Readers love this recipe! “Just made them tonight and they’re AMAZING! Love the homemade salsa, I definitely recommend piling it high because it balances out the really mild, sweet flavor of the sweet potato beautifully! I also added some seasoned chopped turkey meat to this and it was a great addition, but the veggie version is perfect too!” 🙂 From Grace
“This is my second time making these Vegan Stuffed Baked Potatoes and they are always a hit. Last time I made a guac to go over top but this time I just took the easy way out and added sliced avocado.” From Jenny
“These were amazing. My husband isn’t vegan so I topped them with a fried egg for him and he loved them too.” From Manjela1
Black Bean Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 Sweet Potatoes
- 15 oz. Can Black Beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup Frozen Corn
- 1 stalk Green Onion chopped
- 1 Lime sliced into four wedges
- 4 Roma Tomatoes
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 1/4 cup Cilantro divided
- 2 Limes
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 Avocado
- 1/3 of Homemade Salsa
- 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- Preheat oven to 450F. Pierce potatoes with a knife or fork in several different places. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until soft throughout. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the stuffing.
- Prepare the Salsa: Dice the tomatoes and red onion, transfer to a medium bowl. Chop cilantro, then add 3 tbsp. of cilantro to the bowl, set the rest aside for later. Squeeze lime juice into the bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
- Prepare the Guacamole. Scoop avocado into a separate medium bowl. Mash well, then add onion powder, garlic powder and 1/3 of the homemade salsa. Add salt and pepper. Mix well, set aside.
- In a separate microwave safe bowl, heat frozen corn in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Remove from microwave, then add in black beans and 1/2 of the remaining salsa mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well, set aside.
- Remove potatoes from oven and let sit until just cool enough to handle. Slice potatoes in half, stopping about 1/2 way through so the bottom portion of the potato is still in tact (this will keep things from getting too messy and make the potato itself a sort of bowl to hold the stuffing without falling apart). Mash the center of each potato with a fork.
- Stuff baked sweet potato with black bean mixture, followed by salsa, then guacamole. Top with green onions and remaining cilantro. Serve with a lime wedge on the side.