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The best recipe for sweet potato black bean tacos.

Sweet Potato Tacos

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven + Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Our Sweet Potato Tacos recipe is an easy plant-based dinner option that is packed with so much flavor! Perfect for meatless Monday!



Sweet Potato Tacos:

  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • 1 cup corn (canned or frozen work, simply thaw if they are frozen)
  • 23 cups fresh kale, chopped
  • 12 sweet potatoes, cubed (option to peel)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • kosher salt
  • 8 small tortillas of choice

Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 12 tablespoons real maple syrup


  1. Bake Sweet Potatoes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut sweet potatoes into small cubes (peel if you want to), toss with one tablespoon olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft, but firm.
  2. Sauté Kale: While the sweet potatoes are baking, bring a large skillet to a medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add chopped kale and stir to coat in oil, sprinkle with salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Tahini Sauce: Put the Sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Assemble Tacos: take a tortilla and add sautéed kale, black beans, corn, and roasted sweet potatoes. Drizzle with maple tahini sauce and serve with lime wedges for that fresh squeeze of lime.


  • Storage: leftover taco fillings can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Seasoning: we kept the sweet potatoes simple, but feel free to toss in a homemade taco seasoning for an extra punch of flavor!


  • Serving Size: 6 oz
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 208.1 mg
  • Fat: 12.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg