Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Black Beans

There’s so much flavor going on in these Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes are stuffed with vegetarian chorizo and topped with crispy black beans, drizzled with a southwest tahini dressing and finished off with fresh avocado, cilantro and green onions. A satisfying meal in and of itself!

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Stuffed sweet potatoes is a trend I can get behind. In fact, this has been my lunch many times and is incredible. I absolutely love the sweet potato, chorizo and black bean combo. Inspired by these tacos, I decided to make a lighter vegetarian version and thus this recipe was born.

The game changer is the crispy roasted black beans! As you know, I love crispy roasted chickpeas and then wondered if I could do the same with black beans. With the buttery smooth sweet potato and tender vegetarian chorizo, the crispy black beans add crunch! And then for a punch of Southwest flavor, I whipped up a quick southwest tahini dressing.

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The rest of the toppings are the icing on the sweet potato cake! Fresh avocado, cilantro and sliced green onions. Delicious!

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Here is what you’ll need: 4 small to medium sweet potatoes (scrubbed and patted dry), olive oil spray, black beans, kosher salt, vegetarian chorizo crumbles, southwest tahini dressing, avocado, green onions and cilantro.

The vegetarian chorizo is indeed store-bought. I am however trying and testing different recipes to make my own. I mean, I’ve made vegan taco meat so it can and will be done. However for now, simply follow the package instructions to reheat/cook. It literally only takes 5 minutes, and is really delicious!

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First, preheat your oven to 375° and lightly spray the bottom of a small rimmed baking sheet. Place the scrubbed sweet potatoes onto the pan and spray with olive oil. Roast for 1 hour or until a fork glides though the middle effortlessly.

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Meanwhile make the crispy black beans. On a rimmed metal baking sheet toss the black beans (1 can rinsed, drained and patted dry) with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a few pinches of kosher salt. Spread evenly and roast for 3o minutes, rotating the pan halfway through or until crispy.

Roast the black beans at the same time you are roasting the sweet potatoes.

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While everything is roasting, whip up the southwest tahini dressing by combining 2-1/2 tablespoon tahini with 2 teaspoons southwest seasoning, 1 small clove garlic (grated), juice of 1 lime (or about 2 tablespoons),  1 teaspoon olive oil. Whisk to combine and thin out with warm water until it reaches a desirable and pourable consistency.

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Once the sweet potatoes are roasted, top with the warm vegetarian chorizo, crispy black beans, a drizzle or two of the southwest tahini dressing and FINALLY garnish with a slice of avocado, green onions and minced fresh cilantro.

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Creamy sweet potato meets smoky and spicy chorizo, crispy roasted black beans. All my favorite things! Finally drizzle with southwest tahini dressing and top with avocado and a burst of freshness from cilantro and green onions.

Translated: It’s basically a party in your mouth.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Black Beans

Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Black Beans
There's so much flavor going on in these Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes are stuffed with vegetarian chorizo and topped with crispy black beans, drizzled with a southwest tahini dressing and finished off with fresh avocado, cilantro and green onions. A satisfying meal in and of itself!

Ingredients

FOR THE SOUTHWEST TAHINI DRESSING:

  • 2-1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 a clove of garlic, grated
  • juice of 1 medium lime
  • 2 teaspoon southwest seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • water, for thinning out

FOR THE CRISPY BLACK BEANS:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beams, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon light olive oil
  • pinch of kosher salt

FOR THE STUFFED SWEET POTATOES:

  • 4 small/medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and patted dry
  • cooked vegetarian chorizo (I use Morning Star)
  • crispy black beans
  • southwest tahini dressing
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • sliced green onions

Instructions

FOR THE SOUTHWEST TAHINI DRESSING:

  1. Combine the tahini, garlic, lime juice, olive oil and southwest seasoning in a small jar or bowl. Add enough warm water until it reaches a desired consistency. About 1 to 2 tablespoons or more.

FOR THE CRISPY BLACK BEANS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°.
  2. On a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet, toss black beans with olive oil and kosher salt. Toss, spread evenly and roast for 25 to 30 minutes.

FOR THE STUFFED SWEET POTATOES:

  1. In a preheated 375° oven, roast your sweet potatoes for 1 hour or until fork tender. (preferably at the same time as your black beans)
  2. Once roasted and cool enough to handle, make an incision along the top, and squeeze to open.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the vegetarian chorizo by adding to a skillet with water and cooking until saucy and heated through.
  4. Stuff each sweet potato with spoonfuls of warm vegetarian chorizo and drizzle with tahini dressing. Top with a slice of avocado and crispy black beans. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sliced green onions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 potato

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1090mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 17g Protein: 11g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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4 Responses to “Vegetarian Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Black Beans”

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    Jane S — February 18, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Wow! This looks so good! And so different! I am really excited to try this… I love everything about it… Thanks, Laurie!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 24th, 2019 @ 8:42 pm

      Thank YOU, Jane! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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    Ashley — February 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Any substitutions if store doesn’t have vegetarian chorizo?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 24th, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

      Hi Ashley! You could use my vegan taco meat 🙂

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