Last week I discovered a new food pairing….and it tastes amazing!!!! Seriously, browsing food blogs has exposed me to so many flavors and unique tastes that I never knew existed! I can’t tell you how excited I am about combining black beans and sweet potatoes. I’d have never thought of this on my own….in a million years!
I first saw them as black bean and sweet potato burritoes, or was it enchiladas? I’m not sure now. But I knew I didn’t have flour tortillas to use or enchilada sauce. This is where the creativity kicks in. So last Sunday I decided to create a black bean and sweet potato tostada, and it was heaven!!
All I can say is it was so incredibly tasty that I had it 4 days in a row…Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday….and still wasn’t tired of it. And then I had it again today!
So peel and dice the sweet potatoes (I did 3 so I’d have plenty of leftovers). Toss with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with sea salt and pepper. Roast at around 425 for about 20-30 min. You’ll know when they’re done. If you’ve never roasted sweet potatoes, you have to try it!! They carmelize and get so sweet. The salt and pepper off set the sweetness and they are just soooo good!!
Then just use as an ingredient in any black bean, mexican type combo you can think of. I layered my organic corn tortilla (pack of 10 at Whole Foods for 99 cents in the frozen section) with organic black beans straight out of the can, add chunks of sweet potatoes, and sprinkled with a bit of cumin.
Next I spooned on some mexican rotel (diced tomatoes with mexican seasonings). Then sprinkled with a little bit of shredded mexican cheese blend. Just a smidge was all I needed. Layered on fresh spinach leaves, spreaded a little bit of Daisy sour cream, then added a bit more rotel, some diced black olives and vidalia onion.
I've heard of this combo but am yet to try it. I'll have to try this one.
I love black beans and sweet potatoes, but I've never tried them together. Thanks for the info.
We're set to have black bean and sweet potato tacos later this week, but now I want to make tostadas! Yum!
Delicious combo of black beans and sweet potatoes. love this tostada. Thanks for linking to Hearth and Soul blog hop.
Looks good, sounds delicious, and is healthy.
Yum.. I'll have to make some.
that sounds yum!
yummy! i wouldn't have put black beans with sweet potatoes, but these sound so good, i must try them!
thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!
These look to die for!! I just migt mke them this week :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters
What a great way to use sweet potatoes!!! Cannot wait to try this.
This looks divine and so healthy, too! I will definitely be trying this.
I love Tex Mex and I love Sweet Potatoes so this is a good option for me. I would never have thought of the pairing either.
This recipe was the most popular on My Meatless Mondays, last week and it will be featured, next week. I can see why so many came to look and hopefully recreate it. It certainly is a winner.
This looks wonderful!
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