Need proof? See this recipe, this one, or even this one. They're all fabulous.
So when I saw a recipe for sweet potato tacos with black "re-fried" beans over at Two Blue Lemons, I knew I had to try it.
This is quite possibly one of the easiest dinner recipe I have. No stove or oven required. Just some chopping and mashing and a little microwave time and you're done. Scot and I gobbled these up and the boys loved theirs, too. I actually made the beans 2 days ahead of time and so when the time came to make this, I just had to chop the potatoes and nuke them. And during that short time, I sliced up an avocado, chopped some greens and a tomato, and set the table. Dinner was ready in under 20 minutes.
Yes, it was really that easy!
I hope you make these and enjoy them just as much.
Sweet Potato Tacos
- 2 medium-large sweet potatoes. Cleaned well, unpeeled, chopped into 1 inch chunks -- 6 cups worth.
- 3 cans of black beans (or kidney), rinsed and drained
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1 1/2 t cumin
- 1 TBLS lime juice
- 1 1/2 T tomato paste
- 1/4 cup water
- whole wheat tortillas
- salad greens
- hot sauce
-- Meanwhile, combine the beans with the spices, oil and water. Mash with a potato masher or large spoon until you achieve a "re-fried" texture. Warm in the microwave for just a minute or two.
-- To prepare, smear the beans on a tortilla, top with a huge spoonful of sweet potatoes and what ever toppings you want. Then get ready to have a party in your mouth!