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Tex-Mex Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Top creamy baked sweet potatoes with spiced black beans, juicy tomatoes and fresh cilantro sauce for a new take on loaded potatoes.

Sweet potatoes offer some pretty amazing health benefits. One cup of sweet potato baked in its skin provides 950 mg of potassium, which is more than twice the amount in a medium banana. Potassium basically removes excess sodium and fluid out of the body, which lowers blood pressure and reduces strain on the heart. Plus, their high fiber content makes them a slow-burning starch—meaning they won’t spike blood sugar and insulin levels. 

Servings
4
Prep Time
20 min
Duration
55 min

Ingredients

Potatoes & bean mixture

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp each chili powder blend and dried oregano
  • ½ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large tomato, diced

Cilantro sauce

  • ½ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Using a
fork, poke holes in potatoes; place
on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake
until soft, 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare bean mixture:
In a large skillet on medium, heat oil.
Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in
garlic, chili powder, oregano, salt and
pepper; sauté until fragrant, 1 minute
more. Stir in beans and half of the
diced tomato; sauté 5 minutes more.

3. Prepare sauce: In a blender, place all
sauce ingredients; blend until smooth,
adding additional water, if needed.

4. For one serving, cut sweet potato
in half and fluff the sweet potato
flesh with a fork. Top both halves with
¼ of each bean mixture, sauce and
remaining diced tomato.

NOTE: If following our Meal Plan, store
leftover meal components separately; reheat and assemble when called for.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 loaded sweet potato
  • Calories 400
  • Carbohydrate Content 58 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 19 g
  • Protein Content 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 554 mg
  • Sugar Content 12 g

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