They can be made ahead. thank you for this. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. Thanks for sharing your idea. I’d imagine that it would be negligibly less time intensive but more importantly less likely to have runaway potatoes falling out but maybe it’s just ’cause I’m an impressively messy eater. “Toss tweet potatoes”? It’s a sign. And it is completely worth pickling the onions beforehand as they add a bit of crunch to the taco. I added the pickled onions from the linked recipe, which were a great addition. First heat your oven to 450. Here’s what I did to correct the problem: I used refried black beans, and I actually substituted garnet yams for the sweet potato. This isn’t to say that the recipe needs any changes! I envisioned cubes of sweet potatoes roasted with so much spice, it almost forms a crust, and then something with black beans, and a bright, acidic finish to cut through the carb-starch-carbiness of it. 90% of cheeses nowadays are made with vegetable or microbial rennet – suitable for vegetarians :). This lovely mixture has made me want tacos all the time. I lived in Mexico for a while and made it mostly because all of the ingredients were easy to find. Meal planning? Another one we loved was the crispy tofu and broccoli with sesame-peanut pesto from your new book. don’t like peeling off potatoes, but love to try this just because the pictures looks fantastically amazing. Set the browned potatoes aside on a plate and cover with foil to keep them warm. Deb, I would be so happy if at some point you tackled homemade refried beans! I think two things contributed, and I’ll try to fix it for the leftovers we’re having later this week. These sweet potato and black bean tacos are just such a meal. re: parchment to line the pan… was watching Martha the other day and she, too was roasting vegetables and suggested that “if you are *lazy* and do not want to deal with a very dirty pan, you could line with parchment”. Looking forward to trying these. Your sweet potato black bean tacos look amazing, and they shouldn’t be missing anything. If you want tacos, but don’t want to run to the store. These were delicious, but I found that the beans and cubed sweet potato kept spilling out . I find that beans only last 5 days at most in my fridge. Drizzle with olive oil and add the taco seasoning and salt and pepper. Super easy, so tasty, excellent leftovers. Really spectacular. Also, 30-45 minutes is all it takes on a weekend to do this? :), I made a mini version of the pickled onions by using a sliced shallot and using rough proportions from your recipe (my husband doesn’t like onions). They stay warm for about 15 minutes nested, as shown, in a casserole dish. @Marcella As a fellow Texan, microwave tortillas = shudder. 2.5 Years Ago: Angel Hair Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce and Crispy Peach Cobbler Great recipe, Deb! I will definitely be making these! It’s really not necessary and the skins not only taste the best but contain most of the vitamins. Hello! Nothing upsets me more than microwaved tortillas…. These looks AWESOME. Made the sweet potatoes last night. Add the onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sauté until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. I have been a fan of yours ever since I saw your first cookbook in my mother in law’s house, and every single time I need a recipe, I turn to you first. Another highlight of these sweet potato tacos … Tacos are great: everyone gets the same base and then flavors to their preference. :) thanks for the tip! In any case, I’ve adjusted it to say 1/2 teaspoon, plus more to taste. I’m looking forward to giving your take a try! and placed it gently on top of the “spider”. Those would’ve been great, too, had I not burned the tortillas beyond recognition (typical). Yesss! We ended up with leftover roasted sweet potatoes that we planned to use the next morning for breakfast tacos — essentially this recipe minus slaw plus cheesy scrambled eggs. A really good, easy vegetarian dinner. I am literally right this second making my menu for the coming week, and just remembered I have random sweet potatoes to use up. Your email address will not be published. I leave the onions, cilantro and slaw for individualization. don’t skimp out on the cumin or cayenne. Many thanks! unreal. We had a “Taco TWOsday” birthday party for my son yesterday and these were a HUGE hit…and yes, the birthday boy and his toddler friends gobbled up the sweet potatoes. Come to think of it, if you could re-engineer mole for mothers with toddlers that would be an amazing addition to the sauces-that-go-with-everything, like your harissa. I sliced the yams lengthwise, and only an 1/8 of an inch thick. A fun way to get them in the kitchen and helping out. … They are one of my absolute favorite foods and so good for you. I’ve made this 3 or 4 times now because it’s a great lunch recipe. Looking forward to this variation! My jaw dropped over this thread. (He also made guacamole & pico de gallo to go with.) This post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Simply Recipes. Definitely a keeper. I also added the pickled red onions, cheddar, and sour cream. we just wrap in a clean dish cloth to keep warm until assembly To assemble the tacos, spread a layer of the sweet potato mixture down the middle of a tortilla, top with a dollop of avocado, and sprinkle with cheese, pepitas, cilantro, and more salsa if … He confessed to being disappointed the first time he saw them, but then was converted in the first bite. I used acorn squash instead of sweet potato bc that’s what I had on hand. They get crispy and kind of crunchy? Mine are pitifully dull right now! Delicious! This would be a great base to add sausage. If not, can you just open a can, put in hot oil, mush? or the like because basically there’s nobody around Friday afternoons to hold the phone and read questions to me usually. Happen to have some cubed and ready to go! At 1 p.m. Eastern, I’m going to do something I haven’t done before: Make dinner. I do like red onion, but they’re just a leeeetle too much usually. It looks so amazing. Put the sweet potatoes and seasoning in a taco shell and add all the pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeño, red onion and cilantro and enjoy For more recipes like this, follow Tabitha on TikTok. I ended up giving it a go, but using a sweet potato salad that I sometimes make as my taco filling (sweet potatoes roasted in the same spices you’ve used, tossed with chickpeas and chopped bacon) and then adding in some onion, salad etc…The family loved it! I enjoy finding new recipes, getting the 30-45 minutes in the kitchen alone, and not having a lot of food waste. Served with the pickled red onions as well as radishes and limes. But now I would do this every time, as they had so much more flavor than any store-bought refried beans I’ve ever had! The pickled red onions added flavor and crunch, but the slaw was the perfect condiment! They’re incredibly simple, just a charred flour tortilla, tray of roasted spiced sweet potatoes, a little schmear of refried black beans to hold them in place, and then anything you want to put on top. I don’t think it’s a big deal if the taco has loose parts or anything, but a bedding of flavor might still be nice. Even the toddler eats the black beans and avocado. I have deep love of garlic, so adding that hint of flavor to the tortilla adds another punch of flavor. Fold in beans. This is a carb you want to chow down on. Everything was great, and all guests ate all their food, even the little toddlers. I roast cubed sweet potatoes, a red or green pepper, and an onion in the over — toss them all with olive oil and cumin, salt and pepper before roasting. Monetize!!!! I flipped it carefully, waited a few moments, then it was charred (lightly) on the other side. I didn’t have any salsa verde so just used creme fraiche and I chose to grate a good ripe cheddar rather than feta, and wow! All photos and content are copyright protected. This was a really terrific meal. I think it will add a great punch of color and brightness. Made these last night! Thanks for the idea ! Then it becomes is a fairly hands-off weeknight dinner prep. The skin gets super-caramelised, and most of the vitamins are near the peel. They were great with goat cheese as well. Drizzle with olive oil and then season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Actually my first time buying them for this but I have enjoyed the brand I show, La Morena. These are delicious! While we are not vegan, this is a fantastic plant based meal. Great for Meatless Mondays! I made a big batch of it and store in a spice jar. So much so that I completely forgot to go to the hair appointment I’d made for the evening! We usually add goat cheese as a topping and I think I’m going to add crispy fried onions next time. [It’s only fair that a food writer gets a kid that — in practice or on principle, only time will tell — basically refuses caloric sustenance.] A can of black beans can work if you don’t have refried beans! Hi Hannah! I just mean that if I’m in a FB group or find myself on a Reddit thread about food or parenting and meal planning comes up, my ears instantly perk up and I cannot not read every word. Yum! Pour water over all. Back story: a group of friends likes to get together for tacos and quesadillas, but I can’t/don’t eat meat anymore (besides, the cooker of the meat seasons ground beef with only salt and pepper!?). Yum! I am still having a sweet potato at home and I know now what I will cook for dinner! Kept ’em simple and added some greens and an avocado cilantro sauce. The outside ones were only slightly warm and the middle ones were still room temp. He will still be with you in your memories of him, and he will be watching and guiding you from God’s heaven. Husband and 8-month old baby and I all loved them – although for the baby I made a small batch of the potatoes without the chile and chipotle powders. The fresh taste is well worth the effort. I always read the list of what you posted around this time in prior years. When I was pregnant, sweet potato burritos were my go-to food for my first-trimester. Planning the meals (for a WHOLE week ???? For a while I worried my daughter might insight on drinking her calories for life. I just came here to say I’ve made these three times in the past week and the last time I used your crispy roast broccoli instead of sweet potatoes and it was awesomeeeee. You have given birth to Ramona and nothing could be more heavenly! Heat is the trickiest thing for me to get right for everyone in recipes; some chili powders (and I’m referring to chili powder, the blend, not chile powder, which is just ground chiles) ranges wildly in heat. Have these ingredients delivered or schedule pickup SAME DAY! My daughter and I were licking our plates clean! This recipe arrived in my email just as I was pondering what to do with the sweet potatoes that have been sitting on my counter for over a week. Spread on a baking sheet in an even layer. I used small tortillas (6″) and this fills 12 of them for an unheavy meal for 4 people. Canned refried beans is easy, but homemade ones using the original Moosewood recipe (black beans instead of pinto) amps up the winner-ness. All my hopes for light and peace to you. And it’s a perfect combination of two of my favorite things: sweet potatoes and tacos. Place sweet potato and garlic onto a baking sheet. Recipe Ingredients. My only comment is that I found 1 tsp. Thank you! My biggest issue is having enough roasted potatoes because people (ok, me) tend to snack on them before assembling the dish. Top evenly with feta, corn nuts and scallions. Thanks for a great recipe. Also, can you just mash up black beans?! Sweet potato tacos is a keeper recipe! Will you do another? . Using a mandoline, cut sweet potato (the length of the potato) to create large oval 1/4 inch pieces Then, add potatoes to a pan and cover with water. I thought you were an Instagrammer :-). One tweak I make is to add a garlic to a pan and heat my tortillas there. Just made this tonight and my 15 yo veg daughter said, “You have found the sweet potato taco recipe.” I couldn’t agree more. Also, sooo relate to 2.5 year old daughters that don’t eat. Gonna try it, although will probably add honey ‘to taste’ only as we are not much for sweet in my household. Yay!!! I made these for lunch today and LOVED them. No meat? I consider myself a pretty good and intuitive cook, but I’ve just never been able to nail refried beans. I do struggle to find vegetarian recipes that win universal approval from my various household members but this one got two thumbs up from everyone. What do you think of cutting the sweet potatoes in strips or fry shape vs cubes? Added quick pickled radishes, red onions, and avocados. I used homemade retried black beans and corn tortillas but otherwise followed this to the letter. This looks delicious, but first, I have a comment to make as a preschool teacher. In this time, they’ve quickly become a staple because in the rarest, unicorn of occurrences, every single person in my family cleaned their plates, even the 2.5 year-old, probably for the first time in the history of her life. Has anyone else tried them? Thanks! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. ), Six thumbs up! ), Wow!! Also, as a fellow straight-ish haired mom of a boing-boing-haired girl, can I just congratulate you on how well you’re handling the curls? I tried reducing the quantity of sweet potato (may it was just too much? Read more about our affiliate linking policy. I have very flat grates on top and just leave it up there for a bit, keeping an eye on it, and then flip it with tongs. Please review the Comment Policy. Repeat until all the sweet potatoes are browned, using more butter as needed. Also, occasionally on my blog, I do a post called “the week in suppers” or “the week in breakfasts” where I list what we ate (and sometimes differs from what I planned) for a week. It was lovely in every way! Had pickled onions on hand using your recipe and wow–the flavor combination is perfect. I’m so glad I made the pickled red onion, just wish I’d made a double batch. Made them for dinner last night, and not one person thought they were anything special. For slaw, these days I am loving a simple concoction of not-from-concentrate orange juice, fresh lime juice, sugar, dijon, olive oil and s&p. With 3 kids and 2 adults trying to assemble tacos (or anything) at the table, it can be chaotic and people end up waiting for a someone else to use a topping and bursting into hangry tears. Definitely going into my meal rotation. I drowned my sorrows in delicious tacos. Any reason why smashed black beans wouldn’t work? .. Topped with a knockoff of “That Green Sauce” which if you don’t know what that is, check it out. Made the following adjustments due to quarantine pantry/dietary restrictions: Repeat until all the sweet potatoes are browned, using more butter as needed. But, if you get good texture on them when roasting, it shouldn’t fall to mush or anything by dinner. Just here to say that I make these tacos on the semi-regular, and It gets me every time that the directions say “toss the tweet potatoes”. I would like to make these for a friend. They have the best sweet potato tacos. I topped them with a dollop of your smokey sesame dressing (although I switch out the cumin with chipotle powder). The addition of a cup of corn to the sautéing beans, plus 3Tbsp fresh lime juice and 3 Tbsp honey are delicious. I love fish tacos myself. Toss the prepared sweet potatoes with the olive oil, cayenne pepper (if using) and salt. Amazing. Maybe hoummus? Cotija cheese is impossible to find in Scotland, is there another cheese I could substitute? FANTASTIC! Just read your latest post. Add the garlic and jalapeño, and sauté 2 minutes more. I loved this recipe. I have some very picky eaters so it is difficult to please everyone. We used fresh corn tortillas and added a little star anise and clove to the pickeled onion. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or … Maybe it’s just me, but I could see putting some cheese (grated Monterey Jack?) I crowded on the pan a bit and was worried they were steaming rather than roasting, but a quick zip under the broiler took away the moisture and they were indeed toasty. I lurk… here, and other blogs, but want in on this platform. Um, good question. To be honest, I love tacos with everything that I do not put in, it’s good, and your idea is very interesting and I have to try it out. Delicious and so easy! Will definitely make again. 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