Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

I thought I’d about exhausted the internet’s supply of black bean recipes, but I was wrong. (Can you tell that they’re my favorite?) Sweet potato and black bean burritos (or bowls) make a quick, delicious lunch or dinner.

Black Beans

If you don’t have cooked black beans, you can start with dried beans and use the Instant Pot. Put 1 lb. beans with 8 c. of water, cook at high pressure for 25 minutes, then quick release. Divide the beans into 1 1/2 c. baggies to freeze for later.

Sweet Potato Filling

Preheat the oven to 425 unless you’re using the air fryer.

Toss all of the following together in a bowl and place on a cookie sheet. Roast at 425 for 30-35 minutes. Or, use the air fryer and roast for 15-18 minutes at 400 (no preheat needed):

2 sweet potatoes, cubed

2 bell peppers, chopped

1 T. oil

1 onion, chopped

2 jalapenos, minced and seeded

1 t. cumin

1 t. chili powder

salt to taste

Once the veggies are done roasting, mix together in a bowl with all of the following:

2 t. lime juice

1 can black beans, drained (or 1 1/2 c.)

1/2 c. cilantro, chopped

Scoop the sweet potato and black beans into bowls or on tortillas with with any of the following:

shredded cheese

sour cream

sliced avocado


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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

This recipe makes a quick, delicious lunch or dinner. 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3


  • air fryer


  • 1 can black beans 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped


  • cheese shredded
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • salsa


  • Preheat the oven to 425 or use the air fryer.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes, veggies, and spices together. Roast at 425 for 30-35 minutes or air fry for 15-18 minutes at 400 (no preheat needed).
    2 sweet potatoes, 2 bell peppers, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 onion, 2 jalapenos, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, salt
  • Warm the beans. Mixed the roasted veggies in a bowl with the beans, lime juice, and cilantro.
    1 can black beans, 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Make bowls or burritos and serve with your favorite toppings.
    cheese, sour cream, avocado, salsa
Keyword beans, meatless
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