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Sweet Potato Black Bean Street Tacos (Vegan)

Need some yummy tacos "hold-the'meat"? These mini vegetarian street tacos are not only the cutest and most fun way to eat tacos, but they come together fast and can even be served vegan!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Tacos:

  • 1 12-count package flour street taco tortillas (or 6 - 8 larger ones if you prefer)
  • 1 medium sweet potato cubed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional

Optional Toppings:

  • jarred or homemade recipe follows salsa
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • guacamole or sliced avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper

My Favorite Simple Salsa:

  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes diced
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeƱo pepper seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice from 1 lime about 1 tablespoon

Instructions

Tacos:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add the sweet potato, green bell pepper, garlic, and onion. Stir constantly for 6 to 8 minutes until the onions are translucent and the potatoes are tender.
  2. Add the black beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. (If you'd like to add meat this is also where you'd add it.)
  3. Warm tortillas in a tortilla steamer or foil pouch in oven if desired and gather your toppings. Serve tacos hot with all the toppings you'd like!

Salsa: (*see note on prep)

  1. Mix all ingredients for salsa in a medium bowl until well combined.

Recipe Notes

*My favorite way to make salsa fast and easy is to literally skip all the dicing of the veggies and throw all the ingredients for the salsa into my food processor or blender and pulse until everything is diced and mixed. Start by adding just the garlic, cilantro, onion, and lime juice and pulsing a few times, then add the rest and pulse a few times more. Done!