The combination of sweet and spicy in these Southwestern-flavored sweet potatoes is certain to warm up any chilly evening.

Loaded Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods (during all times of year), and they’re the main feature in this healthy, satisfying, vegan-friendly recipe. Not only is the sweet spud high in fiber to help keep you full, but it also contains heaps of the antioxidants beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Enjoy!

Serves 2

What You'll Need:

2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
2/3 cup black beans (dried and cooked, or canned), rinsed and drained well
1/2 cup corn (frozen, fresh, or drained/rinsed canned)
1/2 cup diced bell peppers
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
2 limes, juiced
Salsa (try my Better-Than-A-Restaurant-Salsa if you want to make your own!)
1/2 an avocado, diced (for topping)
Cilantro, to garnish (optional)

What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub sweet potatoes and use a fork to prick holes in them. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until flesh is soft.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chopped the bell peppers in a bowl with the black beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, and lime juice. Set aside to let the flavors develop.
  3. When sweet potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven. Cut slits down each potato lengthwise, and pull them apart so that you create a well for the fillings.
  4. Into each potato, spoon 2 tablespoons of salsa, followed by the corn and bean mixture. Top with avocado pieces and cilantro and serve immediately.

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