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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Chipotle Crema

It’s Wednesday. Let’s eat all the tacos!

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I once ate 10 ten tacos in one sitting for a taco competition. They were fat tacos filled to the brim with tender beef and all the taco fixings you could ever want on a taco. It was a night to remember.

This week is officially Taco Week over at Food Fanatic. A bunch of us taco-loving foodies got together to create a week of taco recipes–best week ever!

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These sweet potato & black bean tacos with chipotle crema are a vegetarian delight.

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Sometimes I make vegetarian tacos just so I don’t have to share with Squirrel. Yes, it’s mean, but it’s also genius.

Present a meat-loving man with a plate of vegetarian tacos and watch him curl his lip in offense and push the plate away. I happily prance away with a plate of untouched tacos (insert evil laugh here).

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These tacos come together in under 30 minutes. You’ll need one pan and a bowl to mix up the chipotle crema. That’s two dirty dishes that will have to be cleaned–not too shabby for a weeknight meal.

I sautéed diced sweet potatoes and red peppers with cumin, coriander, chili powder, and oregano. The warm spices add a subtle smoky flavor to the sweet potato mixture.

You get a little sweet and smoky with each bite.

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I add the black beans to the pan at the end and cook them just long enough to warm them through.

Slap a heaping scoop on a soft tortilla shell–I used whole wheat tortillas–and top with minced red onion, torn cilantro, and a drizzle of chipotle crema.

The chipotle crema is a mixture of sour cream, chipotle in adobo, and lime juice. So simple, yet so good.

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After you have all of your tacos assembled, begin the power eating process.

13 Responses to “Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Chipotle Crema”

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — October 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

    10 tacos in one sitting? You are a gal after my own heart. I could eat ten. Definitely ten of these! I love sweet potatoes and black beans, especially in a taco.

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    • Jennie replied October 1st, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks, Kim! I’m a taco-eating machine.

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — October 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Mmm, those look good. Too bad I’m the only one in my house that likes vegetarian meals occasionally. And the kids won’t eat sweet potatoes or beans. Maybe make them just for me?!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — October 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Love these tacos. Super easy, healthy, and full of flavor!!!!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Sweet potato black bean quesadillas are one of our go to meals. Now I want to switch it up and eat taco style!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — October 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I probably could eat all these tacos!!! Such a delicious way to use sweet potatoes…yum!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — October 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Oh these look delicious! I love sweet potatoes in my tacos. I once had a boyfriend who ate 22 tacos in one evening. I wasn’t sure whether to be proud or embarrassed!!

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — October 2, 2014 at 12:48 am

    10!!! Where is the taco competition. I’m coming.

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    Meghan — October 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    10 tacos in one sitting! I knew I liked you :) These look amazing and now I’m craving tacos!!

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    Choc Chip Uru — October 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    These tacos look so good! I don’t eat sweet potato enough so I definitely have to try it this way :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    shannon — October 3, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Mr. Table would love these! We just made shrimp tacos this week, because we were int he mood for tacos, but something other than the regulars. i wanted to do a vegetable one, but couldn’t get it all together in my head. thankfully, you did it for me with these. :) love taco nights.

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    Ashley — October 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Well aren’t these fantastic sounding!! I so so love black beans and sweet potatoes together … and for tacos! Sign me up! And I can’t believe you ate 10 once for a competition! I can eat quite a few but don’t think I would be able to handle that! :) Impressive!

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    Nancy — March 1, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Thx for the yummy recipe. I was looking for inspiration for my office staff to start off National Nutrition month. Bringing these to the office Monday

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