Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos


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).

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

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!


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Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

4.86 from 7 votes

Delicious Black bean and corn tacos topped with Honey-Lime Sweet Potato

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: corn tacos, sweet potato tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 326 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion , diced (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Potassium 517mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 326.3%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Suzy Tucker: Loved this, when I went to get the black beans out I discovered I’d forgotten I’d used them ( standard for me!). So used cannelini beans and mashed them down slightly. Yummy November 5, 2018 at 12:45pm Reply

  • Stacey: I haven’t made this dish in a while and just did an internet serach and was thrilled to find it again. It is a winner and a keeper! Meatless Monday solved! September 17, 2018 at 10:29am Reply

  • Jane: This has become a weekly dinner at our house, we love it! We’ve tried both the sweet potato and using butternut squash instead, and usually use squash. So yummy. June 30, 2018 at 6:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a 5 star review! July 3, 2018 at 10:34am Reply

    Whenever I am scrolling through my pins to get dinner ideas I am instantly excited when I dig this one out of the archives. Filling, super tasty, and refreshing. (can tacos be refreshing? yes. yes they can) April 10, 2018 at 7:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great feedback Audrey! I love them too – and yes, refreshing tacos – I like it! :) April 12, 2018 at 12:03pm Reply

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