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An easy and nutritious dinner idea - black bean stuffed sweet potatoes with onions and lots of flavor.

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Erin Browne
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 potatoes 1x


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For serving: chopped fresh parsley and sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Prick sweet potatoes all over and place on a foil-lined baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 45min - 1 hour, or when a butter knife can easily be inserted through to the center of the potato.
  3. When the potatoes have about 15 minutes to go, heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add the onions and cook until transclucent. Add the garlic and cook one minute more.
  4. Add the beans, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium low until beans are heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. Cut potatoes lengthwise and use a fork to fluff up the insides a bit. Spoon desired amount of bean mixture over the potatoes and top with sour cream and parsley.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
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