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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.

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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