Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Source: bbritnell.com

  • 4 medium- large sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ of a medium red onion, finely diced (about 1 cup diced)
  • 1½ tablespoons of oil (I used olive oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
For serving:
  • ½ an avocado, chopped
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • Cashew Cream Sauce: http://veggieaimee.blogspot.com/2016/02/cashew-cream-sauce.html

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a lightly greased baking tray and bake for 55-65 minutes or until a fork can easily be inserted into the flesh of the potatoes.
  3. Prepare the cream sauce by whisking together the cashew cream sauce, lime juice, and black pepper. Set aside.
  4. When the sweet potatoes have about 10 minutes left, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and then add in onion. Saute for 5 minutes until the onions begins to become translucent. Add in the spices stir and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add the black beans to the skillet and toss to combine. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the black beans are fully heated through. About 5 minutes. Take off of heat and set aside.
  6. Once the sweet potatoes are done baking, let cool slightly. Once cool, cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the insides into a bowl and mash. Stir in black bean mixture and distribute among potato skins.
  7. Evenly spread the avocado, cilantro, and cashew cream sauce on top of the 4 sweet potatoes.

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