Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls

good morning 🙂

so last night for dinner I was craving sweet potatoes and mexican food

both of which I haven’t had in a long time

so the logical explanation was to get a little creative, combine the two, and make Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls

i want to face plant into this picture. SO freaking good.

i didn’t take step by step pictures because i’m lazy i didn’t know if I was going to share the recipe or not but it turned out so yummy  i managed to snap a few pictures

i started out by roasted sweet potatoes at 425 degrees with some spices and olive oil for about 30 minutes

while the taters were roasting i made a quick veggie chili mixture

i just sauteed up a zucchini and added in a can of black beans, some frozen corn (i wish i had fresh!), and a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes with some chili powder, lime juice, and salt

toppings all ready to go

limes, avocado, scallions, cheese, hot sauce

first went the sweet potatoes

then the chili

then the avocado, cheese, lime juice, and hot sauce

a filling, healthy, and tasty mexican style meal?! yes pleaseeee

the perfect bite!

i feel silly sharing the recipe with you because its SO easy and is more of a method style recipe than an actual recipe..if that even makes sense..but i’m still going to share it anyways!

my brother said he’d like to have it for dinner 3 times a week..and i thought he wasn’t going to like it..little did i know i guess!

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Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls

Servings: 3-4 people

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch/1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 14oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, or 1 ear corn off the cob
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • salt to taste

topping options: shredded cheese, avocado, lime wedges, hot sauce, salsa, sour cream

Instructions:

  1. pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. on a cookie sheet toss the sweet potatoes with the cinnamon (trust me on this one!), cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  3. roast the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  4. in the meantime, in a small nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray, over medium heat saute the zucchini and garlic clove for 3 minutes
  5. add in the black beans, corn, canned tomatoes, lime juice, and chili powder. Cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes. Add salt to taste (about 1 tbsp)
  6. Assemble the bowls by placing the sweet potatoes in the bottom of the bowl, top with the veggie chili, and add desired toppings. serve warm

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on another cooking related note this past week i tried out two new amazing recipes

eat, live, runs chicken, grilled peach, and goat cheese salad

amazing. grilled peaches + goat cheese + chicken + toasted hazelnuts= foodgasm

I also made Yes, I want Cake’s Quinoa Chicken Salad

equally amazing.

did i mention both of these recipes contain goat cheese

are you surprised?

maybe i should just re-name this blog the goat cheese lover

and i’ll leave you with this picture of my silly dog

i think he was thanking me for his dinner..or he was asking me to play fetch with him..probably a combination of the two

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i hope everyone had a great weekend!

<3Chelcie

Question for ya!: Tried any new recipes lately? feel free to link up!

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3 Comments on “Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls”

  1. Oh my YUM! I wonder if I could make this with butternut squash instead of a sweet potato (simply because that’s what I have on hand, haha) I bet it would taste kind of similar, maybe?

  2. Katie says:

    I’d fully support a blog dedicated to goat cheese. Love it.

    Thanks for sharing the link – I’m glad you liked it!


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