Sweet potato and black bean tacos are a vegetarian meal you can feel good about serving everyone in your family. A spicy crema makes them...
Welcome to day three of Taco Week!
I did a little happy dance when I received my taco invite over the summer. Okay, it was a full on jig. Can you blame me—all tacos, all week! That’s something to get excited about.
My contribution to Taco Week is vegetarian sweet potato and black bean tacos drizzled with a chipotle crema. Honestly, it doesn’t have to be all meat, all the time.
Since it’s officially fall, what better way to celebrate than with a fall-inspired taco? These tacos are full of perfectly crisp sweet potatoes seasoned with smoky cumin, chili powder, and sweet, smoked paprika. I added diced red peppers to the mix for a burst of sweet pepper flavor.
Let’s not forget about the taco toppings, because, as we all know, it’s all about the toppings. I sprinkled these tacos with diced red onion, fresh torn cilantro, and a drizzle of chipotle crema. It’s a taco of epic proportions.
These tacos are super easy to make. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, chop some red peppers, open and drain a can of black beans, chop some cilantro and red onion, and measure out some spices. Cook the sweet potatoes with the diced red pepper and spices. Mix up the crema (three simple ingredients) and slap it all together on a soft shell tortilla.
How many tacos can you take down in one sitting? I’ll go first: three. If I’m really hungry, or, say, competing in a taco competition (true story), then ten.
That night, I was a taco-eating machine. I was also ten years younger and perpetually starving. If you asked me to eat ten tacos today, I would probably go into a taco coma.
For these tacos, I might just try.
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