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Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • 9 Ingredients
  • 4 Servings
  • Main Dish
  • 273 Calories

If you’re looking for a meal that’s simple to prepare but packs a flavorful punch, feast your eyes on this recipe. Largely made with pantry and fridge staples, black bean-stuffed sweet potatoes deliciously blend sweet and savory flavors — and they’re loaded with both fiber and protein.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • One 15-ounce can of black beans
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce or salsa

For extra protein, add ground turkey or lean ground beef to filling.

Optional toppings: cilantro, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Poke holes in sweet potatoes. Place on foil lined baking sheet. Roast potatoes in oven for 40-50 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare filling. Heat olive oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Next, add cumin and chili powder. Stir for 1 minute. Mix in beans and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to medium heat and simmer until thickened.
  3. Once sweet potatoes are done baking and cool enough to handle, cut open length-wise. Place ½ cup of filling in each potato and add desired toppings to finish.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 potato with ½ cup of filling

Amount Per Serving*

  • Calories: 273
  • Fat: 3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    • Dietary fiber: 14g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Sodium: 310mg

*Not including turkey/ground beef or toppings

Recipe adapted from


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