Vegetarian Sweet Potato and Black Bean Whole Wheat Taco Boats™

Vegetarian Sweet Potato and Black Bean Whole Wheat Taco Bowls™

Roasting the sweet potatoes gives them a deeper, more caramelized flavor, which balances nicely with the savory black beans.
  • Total Time 50-mins
  • Prep Time 40 Minutes
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 14


  • 1 1/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 poblano chiles, stems and seeds removed, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 8 Old El Paso™ whole wheat Taco Bowls™
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)


Step 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Place sweet potatoes on large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil over potatoes, and season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Toss to coat.

Step 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender and lightly browned.

Step 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat lime juice and honey. Set aside.

Step 4 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Stir in poblano chiles, onion, oregano, chipotle powder, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to combine. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are just tender. Add roasted sweet potatoes and black beans. Continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is heated through.

Step 5 Heat bowls as directed on package. Divide sweet potato and black bean mixture among bowls. Drizzle a little of the lime and honey sauce over each; garnish with green onion and pepitas.


Calories210(Calories from Fat60),Total Fat7g(Saturated Fat1 1/2g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol0mgSodium500mgTotal Carbohydrate33g(Dietary Fiber5g Sugars6g),Protein4g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A200%;Vitamin C15%;Calcium6%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Pepita is Spanish for pumpkin seeds. You can find them hulled and raw or roasted. To roast: Spread raw pepitas in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Roast in 325°F oven, stirring occasionally, 10 to 13 minutes or until golden.
For this recipe, look for sweet potatoes with a red skin and orange flesh.
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.