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Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes
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For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it’s hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. Be sure to eat the potato skin; it’s full of fiber.

Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
  • medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can
    black beans, rinsed
  • medium tomato, diced
  • 2 teaspoons
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons
    reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons
    chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High until tender all the way to the center, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425°F until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.)
  2. Meanwhile, combine beans, tomato, oil, cumin, coriander and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.)
  3. When just cool enough to handle, slash each sweet potato lengthwise, press open to make a well in the center and spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 2 servings
  • Calories309
  • Fat7 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol6 mg
  • Carbohydrates52 g
    • Dietary fiber13 g
  • Protein11 g
  • Sodium492 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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