Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

Mmmm, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans and spices... this is one of my favorite meals and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to post the recipe! You can make a batch early in the week and have a delicious dinner with plenty of leftovers for a few lunches. If you are looking for a Meatless Monday idea, this is the perfect recipe. The flavors are amazing --  the only way my kids will actually eat sweet potato. Top with some Fresh Mama Guacamole and everyone will be happy!


Sweet Potato Taco Bowl

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size chunks
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced very small
1 bell pepper, diced
1 small onion
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 15 oz. can black beans (or 2 cups cooked black beans)
juice of 1 lime
2 cups cooked rice (use brown or jasmine)

Optional toppings:
handful chopped cilantro
diced avocado or guacamole
chopped tomatoes
sour cream
siracha or other hot sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1. Place sweet potatoes, jalapeno, bell pepper, onion, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper on large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss well to coat.
2. Bake mixture 20-25 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and lightly browned.
3. Transfer to mixture to large bowl, toss with black beans and lime juice.
4. Scoop 1/2 cup rice onto plate, top with sweet potato mixture and desired toppings.

*If  vegetarian doesn't work for your family, use only one sweet potato, cook 1 pound ground meat and season with Homemade Taco Seasoning, toss taco meat with sweet potato mixture in step 3*

*Inspired by Mel's Kitchen Café

Updated July 16, 2014

This recipe is one of my favorites for Sunday Meal Prep --- I have been following the 21 Day Fix for the portion control meal plan (the meal plan is totally Fresh Mama approved -- all whole foods, no artificial sweeteners, no starvation. Just real food, appropriate portions).

21 Day Fix Approved Modifications

* use 1 1b. lean ground turkey or beef (red container)
*skip either the brown rice or sweet potato mixture OR measure one yellow container with a mixture of both (yellow container)
*serve on top of spinach or chopped kale (green container)
*top with avocado, Greek yogurt, hot sauce

Makes about 3-4 servings, so double the recipe if you need more!

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