Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tacos with a twist {Lime & Honey Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe}

For some reason, Sweet potatoes have been a staple item in almost all the recipes I've been cooking lately. (You can see some of the other ones on my Tried & True recipes Pinterest board.) But of all the recipes I've made so far, this one is my new favorite.

Usually when I think of tacos, this Chipotle loving gal thinks of adding steak or chicken. I am also a huge fan of fish tacos. But I found this meatless taco recipe and had to give it a try and man oh man was it a hit! I will be making these again and again and again.

Ingredients:
For prepping the Sweet Potatoes-
1 and 1/2 pounds peeled and chopped Sweet Potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes (I used 3 large Sweet Potatoes)
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil (divided)
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Paprika
1/4 tsp. Ground Coriander
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Other ingredients to prep while Sweet Potatoes are baking-
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 small yellow onion (chopped) (About 1 cup)
1 14.5 oz. can black beans (rinsed + drained)
1 cup frozen yellow corn (thawed + drained)
3 Tbsp. Honey
3 Tbsp. Fresh Juice (1 lime)
2 Tbsp. Cilantro (chopped)
Corn Tortillas

Toppings-
Feta cheese (this is a MUST!)
Romaine Lettuce
Salsa
Diced Avocados

Instructions:
1.) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and chop up Sweet Potatoes into 1/2 cubes.
2.) Place Sweet Potato cubes onto a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle evenly with 3 Tbsp. of the Olive Oil. Toss to coat.
3.) Add Cumin, Paprika, Ground Coriander, Cayenne Pepper and Salt and Pepper. Toss.
4.) Place in oven to bake for 20 minutes. Make sure to remove from oven and toss at the 10 minute mark. (Halfway through)
While sweet potatoes are baking...
5.) Add the remaining 1 Tbsp. of Olive oil to a large skillet on Medium Heat
6.) Add the chopped onions and toss. Allow to caramelize (about 5-6 minutes)
7.) Add minced garlic and toss for about 30 seconds then lower heat to medium low
8.) Add black beans, corn, honey and lime juice. Heat until warmed through.
9.) Remove Sweet Potatoes from oven and add to the large skillet.
10.) Add Cilantro and toss all ingredients.
11.) Serve over warm tortillas with your desired toppings. I highly suggest adding the Feta cheese.
So incredibly delicious!

Do you have any other taco recipes with a twist like this one? 
Please share in the comments!

5 comments:

Sara McCarty said...

Yum!! What a great idea! These would make such a good lunch to take to work too. Thanks for sharing!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love sweet potatoes and I love tacos, but I've never thought about putting them together. It sounds delicious!

Samantha Kakac said...

This sounds so good! Love finding new ways to do sweet potatoes!

The Siberian American said...

This looks amazing! Going to have to make it soon. :)

Anne said...

Oooh these look right up my alley! I love anything with sweet potatoes, and anything in taco form, so even better together, right? Peter never gets that excited about meatless tacos, but I'm the cook, so we're trying them :) Thanks for sharing!