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Mexican Pineapple Black Bean Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

Preparation 10 mins 2017-04-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 1 hour 2017-04-24T01:00:00+00:00
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

For Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • half of a lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

For Pineapple Black Beans

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • half of a large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

For garnish (optional)

  • shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • lime
  • chopped avocado
  • cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Squeeze half of a lime into a bowl and add the salt.  Toss the sweet potatoes in the lime-salt mixture.
  3. Wrap each potato individually in aluminum foil, and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour, or until soft (alternatively, you could cook them in the microwave for about 10-15 minutes, but NOT with the aluminum foil)
  4. While the sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the filling.
  5. In a pan, heat the olive and add the onions, salt, and pepper.  Cook until starting to turn translucent.
  6. Add the red pepper and cook until the onions and peppers are soft.
  7. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Add the black beans, juice of a lime, chili powder, cumin, and water, and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through.  You can keep covered over a low heat until the sweet potatoes are ready.
  8. Stir the pineapple and cilantro into the black bean mixture
  9. Slice open the baked sweet potatoes, and fill with the black bean mixture.  Top with the desired garnishes.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Black Bean & Mango Tacos from Find Your Balance.