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These black bean stuffed sweet potatoes are a delicious way to get nutrients and protein. These can be eaten for any meal, just add scrambled eggs for breakfast. Missing a few ingredients? This recipe is really flexible, you can sub in any of your favorite veggies and toppings, the baked sweet potato is the real highlight!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper , chopped
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 Packet taco seasoning (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp oil

Optional add-ons: Avocado, salsa, green onions, tomatoes, scrambled eggs, hot sauce.

Main Ingredient(s): Bell Peppers, Onions, Sweet Potato

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce potatoes with a fork several times and bake for about one hour or until tender.
  • Sauté onion, and pepper in a skillet until soft, about 3 minutes. Add in black beans and taco seasoning (if desired, will need to add water) and cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook until just wilted. Remove from heat.
  • Remove potatoes from oven, cut them in half, smash each side with a fork and sprinkle with salt.
  • Top with black bean mixture and add on any of the optional toppings! Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from “EatingBirdFood.com”

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Published On: January 7, 2022