Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos


Embrace the vibrant fusion of flavors with our Sweet Heat Fiesta: Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos! This dish combines the natural sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes with the hearty richness of black beans, all wrapped in a soft taco shell. Accented with a blend of spices and fresh toppings, these tacos are a delightful vegetarian option that's bursting with flavor and texture, perfect for a lively dinner or a nutritious lunch.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 2 tacos per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fiber: 8g


  • Sweet potatoes, peeled and diced: 2 medium (about 500g or 1.1 lbs)
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed: 400g can (14 oz)
  • Corn tortillas: 8
  • Red onion, sliced: 1 small (about 100g or 3.5 oz)
  • Olive oil: 30ml (2 tbsp)
  • Ground cumin: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Chili powder: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: for garnish
  • Lime wedges: for garnish
  • Optional toppings: avocado, sour cream, cheese

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Roast Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes until tender.
  • Prepare Toppings: While potatoes are roasting, prepare your toppings and warm the tortillas.
  • Assemble Tacos: Fill each tortilla with a scoop of roasted sweet potatoes and black beans. Add red onion and other toppings as desired.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
  • Serve: Enjoy these flavorful and nutritious tacos hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into even pieces for uniform cooking.
  • For extra crispiness, roast the sweet potatoes for a few more minutes.
  • Customize the spice level with additional chili powder or a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned sweet potatoes?

Fresh sweet potatoes are recommended for the best texture and flavor.

How can I make these tacos vegan?

Omit cheese and sour cream, or use vegan alternatives.

Can I add meat to these tacos?

Yes, grilled chicken or beef would complement the flavors well.

Are these tacos gluten-free?

Yes, if you use gluten-free corn tortillas.