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20-Minute Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans

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Tasty vegetarian tacos that are quick and easy to make! This taco recipe uses organic whole grains, black beans and spiced, roasted sweet potatoes to make a fantastic healthy meal.

Tacos stuffed with beans, sweet potatoes and rice on a plate with lime wedge garnish.

For your next meatless Monday or taco night, try these vegetarian sweet potato tacos stuffed with all the good stuff!

They’re loaded with a whole-grain blend of brown rice and quinoa, roasted chipotle-spiced sweet potatoes and black beans.

When you think about the infinite possibilities involved in building a taco, it’s no wonder that they’re at they’re often at the top of the list when it comes to eating fresh and healthy.

Tacos stuffed with beans, sweet potatoes and rice on a plate with lime wedge garnish.

The best thing about tacos is that wrapping food in a totally edible container (that would be the tortilla) and eating it with your hands is fun and nourishing at the same time. Who doesn’t love that?!

So — how do you approach filling your tacos with all the good stuff? Start with excellent, whole-food ingredients.

But let’s be real: There are days when there’s simply no time to spend 20 minutes making a batch of rice just to make tacos. For the filling, you can use any pre-cooked whole grain you like, such as brown rice or quinoa.

All you have to do is heat leftover grains the microwave for about a minute before assembling the tacos.

I encourage stocking a healthy pantry with whole foods and organic ingredients, because it’s the building block for healthy cooking.

Tacos satisfy on so many levels. One is that tacos are the ultimate hand-held meal. You could say that making healthy tacos is the best way to eat well while on the go!

Making healthy tacos:

My favorite tacos have a magic ratio of components going on:

  • Different textures
  • Fresh ingredients like herbs and greens
  • One or two hearty proteins
A platter of  sweet potato tacos with crumbled cheese on top.

To add a sweet and delicious texture to these tacos, I included roasted, diced sweet potatoes seasoned with smoky chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (available in cans in the Mexican foods or condiment section of your store).

  • Corn tortillas are a perfect option for on-the-go meals or snacks. Keep them in the fridge or in the freezer for when the mood strikes.
  • Bonus if you can find corn tortillas made from 100 percent masa, this recipe will be completely gluten-free.

For the ultimate garnish for your tacos, make a batch of The Best Easy Guacamole to go with them!

20-Minute Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans

Karen Tedesco
Whole grain healthy sweet potato and black bean tacos with goat cheese and smoky spice.
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4.84 from 6 community reviews
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Vegetables
Cuisine Tacos
Servings 6 tacos


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 canned chipotle chili with adobo sauce, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice or quinoa, warmed for 1 minute in a microwave
  • ½ cup canned organic black beans, drained
  • 6-8 taco-size corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese

Suggested Garnishes


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss the sweet potato on a rimmed sheet pan with the olive oil, chili powder, chipotle and salt. Roast 20-25 minutes, until tender and golden.
  • Combine the quinoa or rice with the black beans.
  • To serve, spoon about ¼ cup of the brown rice and black bean mixture over each warm tortilla. Top with some sweet potato, black beans and goat cheese.
  • Add your desired garnishes and enjoy!


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5770IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition facts are calculated by third-party software. If you have specific dietary needs, please refer to your favorite calculator.

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