Sweet Potato Skillet

Categories: Entrées, Side Dishes, Vegetable Side Dishes, Vegetarian


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Recipe Information

Serving Size

½ c


Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Information

One serving is 150 calories, 3 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 6 g protein


c = cup, T = tablespoon, t = teaspoon, lb = pound, oz = ounce, fl oz = fluid ounce, pkg = package


  • 1 t Olive oil
  • ½ c Onion, diced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded, diced, optional 
  • 3 c Sweet potatoes, chopped, unpeeled
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 1 t Chili powder
  • ½ t Black pepper
  • 1 can Black beans, drained and rinsed (15.5 oz)
  • 1 can Red enchilada sauce (19-20 oz)
  • ½ c Mexican blend cheese, shredded, reduced fat
  • ½ c Water
  • ¼ c Cornmeal


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, ADD olive oil, onions, garlic and jalapeño. STIR and COOK 2-3 minutes.
  2. ADD sweet potatoes, cumin, chili powder and black pepper. STIR and COOK 2-3 minutes.
  3. ADD black beans and enchilada sauce. MIX cornmeal and water in a small bowl. ADD to the mixture. COVER and COOK 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are softened. STIR often.
  4. TOP with ½ c cheese and SERVE.

*May use 5 corn tortillas cut into half inch strips instead of cornmeal/water mixture.

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