Recipe

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

An alternative to the traditional baked potato, this black bean topped baked sweet potato makes a delicious entree.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High until tender all the way to the center, 12 to 15 minutes (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425ºF until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour).
  2. Meanwhile, combine beans, tomato, oil, cumin, coriander and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat).
  3. When just cool enough to handle, slash each sweet potato lengthwise, press open to make a well in the center and spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 309, Carbohydrates: 52 g., Fat: 7 mg., Saturated Fat: 2 mg., Monounsaturated Fat: 4 mg., Protein: 11 mg., Cholesterol: 6 g., Fiber: 13 g., Postassium: mg., Sodium: 492 mg., Added Sugars: 0 mg.