Easy Black Bean, Sweet Potato & Guacamole Taco Recipe

November 3, 2023

Taco Tuesday is a cherished weekly celebration for taco aficionados everywhere. This week, we’re spicing up the tradition with a vegetarian twist that will delight your taste buds and add a nutritious punch to your festive table. Introducing the Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Guacamole Tacos—a colorful combination of hearty black beans, sweet potatoes, and creamy guacamole, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. This easy taco recipe is a must-try for both vegetarians and meat-lovers looking to switch things up. So, let’s get started!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa


Preheat the Oven & Season Sweet Potatoes:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, toss the diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper until evenly coated. Spread the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender and slightly caramelized, stirring halfway through.

Prepare the Black Beans:

While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat the black beans in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add a pinch of cumin, salt, and pepper to taste. Keep them warm until they are ready to serve.

Make the Guacamole:

In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork. Stir in the chopped red onion, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.

Warm the Tortillas:

Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until they are warm and pliable.

Assemble the Tacos:

Lay out the warm tortillas and fill each one with a spoonful of roasted sweet potatoes and black beans. Top with a generous dollop of guacamole.

Add Toppings & Garnish:

Finish by adding your favorite toppings such as diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, or salsa. Garnish with fresh cilantro for an extra burst of flavor.

Serve Immediately:

Serve these vibrant tacos immediately while they’re still warm and enjoy the mix of flavors and textures that will make this Taco Tuesday truly unforgettable.

A simple yet satisfying recipe for Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Guacamole Tacos that will add a unique twist to your Taco Tuesday tradition. These tacos are packed with flavor, nutrition, and the kind of freshness that only homemade tacos can provide. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or just looking for a quick and healthy dinner option, these tacos are sure to please. Don’t forget to share your Taco Tuesday creations with us using the hashtag #TacoTuesdayDotCom!

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