Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Author: Stephanie Kay

These stuffed sweet potatoes call for black beans, however, you can truly use any type of beans or lentil in this recipe.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Baked
  • Diet: Vegetarian



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pierce hole in sweet potatoes with a fork in 3-4 places, and then wrap potatoes in aluminium foil. Place sweet potatoes in the oven and allow to cook for 1 hour or until tender. Test for softness with a fork if needed.
  3. In a pan on medium heat, heat olive oil. Add chopped spring onion, red pepper and garlic in the olive oil.
  4. Once the onion is translucent, add chillies, cumin, paprika and coriander to pan. Allow spices heat for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  5. Strain and rinse black beans. Once well dried, add to vegetable mixture and allow to cook 2-5 minute. It doesn’t take long to heat.
  6. Cut and pit avocados, and add flesh to bowl.
  7. Finely chop cilantro and add to bowl with avocado flesh. Mash and mix together with a fork, season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven; remove foil and slice down the middle. Divide black bean mixture and top sweet potatoes.
  9. Top each stuffed sweet potato with avocado mixture and serve.
  10. Serve warm and enjoy!