Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

09.25.2013

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos | Cooking Classy

After doing the same dumb thing several times, don’t we usually learn from our mistakes? Apparently I don’t. I continue to do the same stupid thing time and time again, that stupid thing – reaching into to grab whatever it is in the ridiculously hot oven immediately after opening the oven door only to be smacked in the face with a giant heat wave that seems to singe every last one of my eyelashes and crispify my contact lenses (yes, crispify – dry them out in a split second). Yeah, I guess some lessons may not ever be learned. I feel as though I do that at least once a month, I bake a lot and can sometimes get in a rush and forget about that lovely heat wave. Word of advice, when roasting the sweet potatoes, do yourself a favor, step back for a moment when opening the oven door. It was worth it for these amazing tacos though :). I think I just get so excited because I have to sit there and smell whatever is in the oven, so when that timer finally goes off I can’t handle the anticipation anymore (like that gooey cheese pizza in the nearly 500 degree oven, yeah that’s the hot one).

Whether you are vegetarian or not, please try these tacos! I can’t fully express to you how much I love them, you just need to try them. Even though they are incredible simple they are also incredibly good. They are reminiscent of the flavors of a sweet pork taco but of course without the meatiness. Tacos are one of my favorite foods and I’ve been trying to stretch a bit beyond my comfort zone of beef, pork or chicken tacos and try some other endless options. With it being Fall, I decided what better to try out than sweet potato tacos. I sat around forever trying to decide what flavors to pair with the sweet potatoes, until it finally hit me. I wanted to enhance as well as balance out the sweetness of the potatoes – so what better than honey and lime. It’s one of the best combinations.

My husband hates sweet potatoes. He loved these tacos. All through dinner he kept saying “mmmmm” “mmmmm, these are so good.” I’m surprised he didn’t ask if the corn was hand shucked (name that movie – it’s one of my all time faves? What About Bob. Love that show). My kids kept coming over while I was trying to take these photos begging for “just one last piece” time and time again. They definitely turned out to be a hit at my house, I hope these hearty and flavorful tacos are savored to the last bite at your house too. They were good enough that I could have cared less about tomatoes, salsas and hot sauces and for me that is shocking. I like my tacos with the works and these really don’t even need it. Yes they are also good with it but they are amazing with the filling alone. Enjoy!

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean Corn Tacos | Cooking Classy

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos | Cooking Classy

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Yield: About 5 - 6 servings

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled if desired and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5) oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Romain lettuce or purple cabbage, cotija or feta cheese (monterrey or manchengo would also be good), diced avocados, fresh salsa or pico de gallo and hot sauce (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil then place sweet potatoes on foil. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste then toss to evenly coat. Bake in preheated oven 15 - 20 minutes until tender, removing from oven and tossing once halfway through baking.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot add onion and saute until caramelized (golden brown on edges and tender), about 5 - 6 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in drained black beans, corn, honey and lime juice. Heat until warmed through. Toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro. Serve over warm tortillas with desired toppings.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/honey-lime-sweet-potato-black-bean-and-corn-tacos/

59 comments

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Mmm these tacos are so unique! Love this recipe :) September 25, 2013 at 2:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Katrina! September 25, 2013 at 6:02pm Reply

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen: Tasty Southwest recipe, Jaclyn! Hubby and I make a sweet potato hash close to this for our Tex-Mex bacon and eggs weekend breakfasts. Lovely styling and photography, too. Thanks for sharing! September 25, 2013 at 3:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Stacy! September 25, 2013 at 6:02pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Sorry to hear about your contact lenses! But man oh man – these tacos! Black beans and sweet potato is my favorite combo! September 25, 2013 at 10:29pm Reply

  • Bree (Skinny Mommy): I love these-so creative and healthy too! September 26, 2013 at 10:25am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: What a great idea for a meatless taco! These sound great! September 26, 2013 at 10:46am Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: These look really really good! Definitely going to have to give them a try. September 26, 2013 at 11:33am Reply

  • Heather – Chickabug: The photos are gorgeous and the taco’s look delicious! I love dishes like this that look tantalizing but healthy too! Thank you for this recipe! : ) September 30, 2013 at 11:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Heather :)! October 1, 2013 at 11:36am Reply

  • Michelle: I am obsessed with this recipe and so is my family! I added in cherry tomatoes! and served with some whole wheat tortillas, beyond delish. My parents ate it cold with tortilla chips and were raving about it as well. Thanks for a yummy recipe! October 1, 2013 at 7:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Michelle! I’m so happy to hear you and your family liked these tacos and it sounds delicious with chips too :). Thanks for your comment! October 2, 2013 at 5:40am Reply

  • Laura: These sound great- about how many tacos does this make? I’m hosting dinner for 10 this week and wondering if this is enough or if I should double it… October 21, 2013 at 3:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It makes enough for about 5 – 6 people I think, so yes I’d double it. I hope everyone loves them! October 22, 2013 at 6:40am Reply

  • Sweet potato, black bean and veggie tacos with honey and lime – Trial and Eater: […] potatoes at Trader Joe’s the other day. So I had to figure out a way to use them. I found this recipe from Cooking Classy and used it as my inspiration to make some sweet potato […] October 21, 2013 at 5:01pm Reply

  • Living Intentionally: Goal 13 « People Call Me Liv: […] searching for new recipes now that we are trying to eat healthier vegetarian meals.  I found a recipe for Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean and Corn Tacos from a website called Cooking Classy.  I […] October 22, 2013 at 8:03pm Reply

  • Veronica: I was looking for another unique taco idea, and boy have I found it! I made these last night and they were beyond my expectations! I topped with Montery Jack cheese and a little bit of sour cream. Yummy! Thank you Jaclyn! November 12, 2013 at 11:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Veronica! Thanks so much for letting me know you liked them! November 16, 2013 at 8:58pm Reply

  • arlo: oh man, these were rad. always on the lookout for protein packed healthy vegetarian recipes, and this is probably my new favorite. gonna make these all the time. thanks for the recipe! November 25, 2013 at 5:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome arlo! So glad you liked these! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment! November 25, 2013 at 7:51pm Reply

  • Honey-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos | We Like Two Cook: […] from Cooking Classy (one of our favorite blogs lately- check the blog out, she has some great […] December 2, 2013 at 4:23am Reply

  • Allie: Just wanted you to know that I LOVE this recipe. It’s one of the few I have found and cooked multiple times. I keep coming back to it! I’m going to try to convert it into a casserole bake (with layers or corn tortillas in between) this weekend. =) January 8, 2014 at 7:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you like this recipe Allie! Thanks for your feedback! January 20, 2014 at 2:49pm Reply

  • Linda: I made these for dinner last night and they turned out amazing! My fiance loved them. Served them with feta like you recommended which really complimented the flavors, guacamole and a mild salsa. Will definitely be making these again. Thanks! January 16, 2014 at 4:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback Linda! Glad you and your fiance enjoyed these! January 24, 2014 at 10:32pm Reply

  • Caroline: These look awesome! I have one stupid question I’m sure I missed somewhere but do I boil the sweet potatoes and then dice them or dice them and skin them raw and then bake accordingly? Thanks much! January 21, 2014 at 5:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Not a dumb question :), you dice them raw (peeling them first if you prefer peeled) then bake accordingly. January 21, 2014 at 5:49pm Reply

  • Jacob Barnes: Wow, these were a runaway success when I made them. The whole batch eaten by roommates in less than 15 minutes.
    The honey and feta are really two ingredients I wouldn’t have immediately thought to use that just completely elevate these to the next level. I’m a big carnivore but I’ll take these over most meat-based tacos I’ve had any day. Great work! January 31, 2014 at 8:16am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you and your roommates liked these tacos Jacob! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! February 4, 2014 at 10:03pm Reply

  • Dana: I made these tacos yesterday and they were delicious. I posted a picture of them on Instagram. My friend saw the photo, asked me for your recipe, cooked the tacos and enjoyed them too – all within 24 hours! Social media blows my mind sometimes. February 2, 2014 at 6:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Ah that’s awesome! I’m so glad you both enjoyed them and thanks so much for sharing on Instagram! February 3, 2014 at 10:33am Reply

  • Veggie Tales from the Kitchen | The Wee Little Shack: […] of them required the use of cauliflower), Thai Cashew Quinoa with Ginger Peanut Sauce for lunch, and Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean and Corn Tacos for dinner. I spent most of my day running between the fridge, stove and the laptop. What did I do […] February 4, 2014 at 8:53pm Reply

  • Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean And Corn Tacos | Macarons, Midterms, and Manolos: […] night, we decided to continue this exciting trend and tested out a recipe I found on Pinterest for sweet potato tacos.  We usually only have baked sweet potatoes when made the classic way, with a little brown sugar, […] February 24, 2014 at 7:33am Reply

  • Roasted sweet potato tacos | Bhumi BhattBhumi Bhatt: […] I’d like to give credit to where it is due. You can find the original recipe here. Like with any recipe, I made my own […] March 11, 2014 at 8:06pm Reply

  • Consuelo: LOVED these! So yummy and filling. So happy to find this wonderful recipe. Thank you! March 11, 2014 at 8:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these Consuelo! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! March 23, 2014 at 4:33pm Reply

  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe » Eat Yourself Whole: […] from one I found on Pinterest that originally came from Cooking Classy. (You can find that recipe here.) I just made a few tweaks to make this a true whole-foods, plant based recipe and added some […] March 20, 2014 at 9:54pm Reply

  • Robyn: Absolutely delicious, followed the recipe exactly but used butternut instead of sweet potato as its what I had to hand. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Will definitely be making it again. March 30, 2014 at 10:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it and were able to sub butternut squash! Thanks for your comment Robyn! March 30, 2014 at 12:08pm Reply

  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos | Three More Bites…: […] Original here, my few small tweaks to use less oil and enhance the flavors we prefer here: […] April 4, 2014 at 6:08am Reply

  • Melanie: Where can I find this recipe???? April 18, 2014 at 11:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry there was a slight issue with the site but it should be there now. April 18, 2014 at 1:31pm Reply

  • Lindsey Long: I don’t even know what to say about this recipe. There are no words. Amazing and delicious doesn’t begin to cover it. This is a new weekly staple at our vegetarian, gluten free house!! THANK YOU! April 23, 2014 at 5:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it’s become a staple for your family too Lindsey! And you’re very welcome! Thanks for your comment! May 6, 2014 at 6:32pm Reply

  • sunday dinner: spice-roasted sweet potato tacos with honey & lime. | plumber's daughter: […] Spice-Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Honey & Lime, adapted from Cooking Classy […] April 27, 2014 at 9:38am Reply

  • Sweet Potato, Black Bean, Honey-Lime Tacos | Summertime Melissa: […] is our token vegetarian meal of the week, and it looks absolutely […] April 30, 2014 at 5:55pm Reply

  • Myrtle: Thank you so much. VERY TASTY! May 2, 2014 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Johanna: Hey! This looks really good! Sorry to the vegetarians, but I was wondering if I could add ground beef? Would the flavor completely clash? Thanks. June 4, 2014 at 10:25am Reply

  • Marilyn Ritchey Rae: Made these tonight for dinner – EXCELLENT!!!
    I subbed fresh parsley for the cilantro and they came out SO tasty :-) August 18, 2014 at 5:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you liked it Marilyn! Thanks for your review! August 18, 2014 at 10:08pm Reply

  • Megan @ Fiterature: How did you get the tortillas to look perfectly grilled?! Details! August 20, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I add about 1/2 – 1 tsp oil to a non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat, once hot add the tortilla and cook until lightly browned, rotate and repeat. You can also achieve it with just water, you first dip the tortilla in water then heat a non-stick skillet over high heat and cook both sides until lightly browned. August 30, 2014 at 5:09pm Reply

  • Kim: Omgosh!! New fave!! I didn’t even heat tortillas. ..I couldn’t wait!! Lol!! I used agave no honey in house butworked just the same. Thanks for the keeper!! September 21, 2014 at 6:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked the recipe Kim! Thanks for your feedback! September 22, 2014 at 10:16pm Reply

  • danis @ womensfblog: Sweet potato and black bean makes a perfect combination. Lovely recipe for my family. September 24, 2014 at 10:57am Reply

  • Elizabeth: I made the recipe as written and it was delicious! My teenage boys loved it and next time I will have to double the recipe for them. This is one of my favourite sweet potato recipes. September 30, 2014 at 2:49pm Reply

  • Tina DiLeo: Mmm, this looks yummy! Definitely a must try… September 30, 2014 at 9:01pm Reply

  • Yasemin Powell: Made these tonight, and they were absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely be making these again! Thank you for the fantastic recipe! October 6, 2014 at 10:08pm Reply

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