Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Avocado Bowl

Nothing beats a yummy burrito – but I wanted a little less carb and a tasty Mexican dish that can feed ANYONE. So I came upon this recipe during one of my health kicks that I just love and it fits just about any diet – vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free – if you remove the chicken, cheese, and sour cream. The secret’s in the sauce so pick a salsa that makes you salsa! – Kathy

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Avocado Bowl

  • Author: Kathy
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x

Description

Nothing beats a yummy burrito – but I wanted a little less carb and a tasty Mexican dish that can feed ANYONE. So I came upon this recipe during one of my health kicks that I just love and it fits just about any diet – vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free – if you remove the chicken, cheese, and sour cream. The secret’s in the sauce so pick a salsa that makes you salsa! – Kathy


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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar or mexican blend cheese
  • 23 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • Toppings: Salsa of choice (green or red), sour cream

Optional:

  • 1 lb of boneless/skinless chicken strips
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse, pat dry and wrap sweet potato in aluminum foil and bake at 425°F for 45-60 mins (until soft and mashable).
  2. If adding meat: toss chicken, olive oil, cumin-chili-garlic powders, and salt in a bowl so chicken is evenly covered and then cook in skillet (cast iron for best flavor) over medium heat until browned/cooked.
  3. Heat beans in pan on stove or in microwave.
  4. Slice up avocado.
  5. Cut cilantro into small pieces.
  6. Shred cheese.
  7. Once sweet potato ready (meaning pretty soft) remove from foil, remove skin and mash well in a bowl with a fork or masher (like you would mashed potatoes).
  8. Depending on your appetite (and if adding chicken or not) this can make 2-3 bowls/meals. Start with a base of sweet potato in each bowl and top with everything else! Add extra cilantro and salsa to make it even yummier. And roll into a tortilla if you’d rather have a burrito vs a bowl.