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Sweet Potato, Pinto Bean, Corn Tacos

Most readers will realise by now that I’d happily eat sweet potatoes every day for the rest of my life. This vegetarian taco recipe is so filling that you’ll never even notice the lack of meat. Although if you are like me, you won’t be able to eat just one taco.
Sweet Potato, Pinto Bean, Corn Tacos
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I say eat multiple tacos because they are small, fresh and packed full of veggies. 
(Adapted from Cooking Classy)



 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 small yellow onion (diced)
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 can of pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cup of corn
3 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of lime juice
3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped roughly 
corn tortillas
machengo cheese (or monterrey or feta)
salsa (if desired)

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The sweet potatoes smell divine roasting in all their spices. 
If only smell ‘o’ vision had already been invented…
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a tray with foil. Put the sweet potatoes in a bowl and toss with the spices and 2 tablespoons of olive oil until everything is evenly coated. Spread them out on the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. (Turn them over halfway through baking.)

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A delicious foundation that will promptly be built upon.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add your chopped onions and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic in during the last minute. Reduce the heat and add in the corn, beans, lime juice and honey. When everything is warmed through, remove it from the heat and put it into a large bowl. Add the sweet potatoes and the cilantro into the bowl and toss.

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Now for some homemade salsa.
I make my own fresh salsa and you can find the recipe in my recipe tab. Top your tortillas with the sweet potato mix, salsa and shredded manchego cheese. 

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 Ready for the finishing touches: cheese!
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The finished picture.


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  • Sweet potatoes make life better!

  • Any sort of taco is my best friend.

  • what a wonderful recipe! yummy! thanks for sharing!

  • Amy @ the tide that left

    Looks delish!

    • Thanks Amy! We still have to cook together one day. x

      • Amy @ the tide that left

        We will, we will! While supping bubbles! x

  • I stuff my sweet potatoes with these same things (but normally use black beans) so I love this combination. Also, nothing beats fresh salsa.

    • Pinto beans are one of the staples of New Mexican cuisine that, if I have the option, I’ll pick over other types of beans just because it’s what I’ve always done. But black beans are 100% easier to find in grocery stores in London, so I save mine for special occasions. 🙂 x

  • I just started drooling just looking at the photos. It’s TACO season!! And margarita season too! YAY! x

    • Tacos, tacos, tacos!!!! I need to find somewhere that does budget delicious margaritas. Wahaca’s are good, but pricey. They are excellent at Bodega Negra, but then you’re underground in a basement and I just want to drink them outside. I guess the answer is to just make our own? Should we make this happen asap? x

      • We definitely need to make this happen. We should have a recipe-off and make a bunch of different kinds to test out! x

  • Yum! This looks great, and healthy too! E loves sweet potatoes but we usually eat them as soufflé which is loaded with sugar and marshmallow (southern style). I’ll add this to my list of things to try.

  • Janeen

    Your photos have me starving!!! Lol I love anything Mexican. I will definitely be making these! 🙂

  • Alina’s go to foods: yams and she looooves kidney beans. Sooo basically this meal. Oh and she has recently discovered that she loves corn on the cob. So again, this meal is all her. I’ll have to just make those sweet potatoes up in the oven for her.. she’d love it!

    • Hahaha then it sounds like Alina and I could share a lot of meals together. Although I’d probably take all the spice off hers 😉 And also now I am picturing her trying to devour corn on the cob and it’s causing my to grin like a fool! x

  • Wow, yum! I’m always looking for easy week night meals to whip up so this looks great!

  • I would also be happy to eat Sweet Potatoes for the rest of my life!

  • oh, i fancy having some tacos now:-) xx

  • This sounds sooo good! This will be perfect for Meatless Mondays too!

    • Yes! They will be perfect for your meatless Mondays campaign! The sweet potato/bean mixture is so fulling you don’t miss the meat at all! x

  • This is such perfect timing – I have a cosy night in planned for tonight, and this recipe looks just the thing! Thank you… looking forward to it already!!