Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (with Honey and Lime)

02.25.2019

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos maybe aren’t the first thing you’d think to make for dinner but once you try them that will change! They have the best blend of flavors and no one will even miss the meat. Easily one of the best vegetarian recipes!

Three healthy sweet potato and black bean tacos on white plate.

Healthy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Whether you are vegetarian or not, please try these tacos! They are amazingly delicious! 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 worlds best foods (if you ask me) and once you step outside the comfort zone of the classic beef or chicken you’ll realize there’s a world of opportunity. Tacos can be made countless ways and it’s fun to switch things up once in a while.

Then after you’ve tried these sweet potato tacos be sure to try my other Vegetarian Taco Recipes:

Close up image of vegetarian filled sweet potato, black bean and avocado taco.

Flavorful Vegetarian Tacos That Don’t Even Need the Toppings!

My husband hates sweet potatoes yet 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).

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. Try these and see what I mean!

Taco ingredients

What Ingredients go into Sweet Potato Tacos?

  • Veggies – Sweet potatoes, yellow onion, garlic, corn, cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Spices – cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, S&P
  • Black Beans
  • Honey
  • Limes
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Desired toppings (optional)

Diced, spiced sweet potatoes on baking sheet before roasting in oven.

How do You Make Sweet Potato Tacos?

  • 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 with spices then toss to evenly coat.

Sautéing onion in skillet to make sweet potato tacos.

  • 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.

Adding black beans, corn, honey and lime to skillet

  • 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.

Adding sweet potatoes cilantro to skillet

How do You Cook Corn Tortillas?

Brush tortillas with olive oil and cook in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, or cook in a little olive oil in skillet (about 1/2 tsp per side). It also works well to do this on an 375 – 400 degree preheated electric griddle when making a bunch at once.

Healthy vegetarian taco filling mixture in skillet.

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (with Honey and Lime)

4.91 from 11 votes

These healthy tacos have the best blend of flavors and no one will even miss the meat! Loaded with roasted sweet potatoes, hearty black beans and finished with bright fresh lime and honey. Easily one of the best vegetarian recipes!

Servings: 6 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled 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 cup chopped yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 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
  • Sliced avocado, romaine lettuce, cotija or feta cheese, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (with Honey and Lime)
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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: sweet potato tacos
Calories: 326 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
Recipe originally shared Sept. 2013.

130 comments

  • Stacey Altman: Have made these several times now and just wanted to thank you for this recipe. April 18, 2019 at 11:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome! Thanks for the thanks glad you like them! April 18, 2019 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Amy P: Even my picky son loved this. I cheated and used a couple teaspoons of a taco seasoning packet because I knew my kids would like that flavor. I recommend using the air fryer for the potatoes to save time. March 25, 2019 at 5:47pm Reply

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