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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Nachos

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I love black beans. I mean love love love black beans. I mean if I could have them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner I would. Beans, beans, good for your heart…the more you eat, the more you…well, you know. My love for black beans is strong. My daughter loves back beans too. My hubby…well he claims he is allergic so black beans petty much are non-existent in my kitchen. Bummer.

When spring break for daughter came around, hubby went to work and daughter and I stayed home creating wonderful recipes during the day. So I decided to create this recipe one day and send him photos to make him jealous. It just seemed appropriate.
So here are the details of this beauty…
First, gather all your ingredients. Don’t mind the tablet in the photo, I like to catch up on my tv while I cook. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

list of ingredients for sweet potato black bean nachos

Next, chop 1 medium sweet potato, 1 medium sized onion, and 3 cloves garlic. Place in a baking dish and pour about 2 TBSP olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and peppa. Stir to coat veggies with oil and bake for about 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

sweet potato and onions in baking dish

While that is baking, chop 1 poblano pepper and 2 jalapeno peppers, making sure you remove the seeds. Seeds make it a little too spicy. I leave about 1 or 2.

peppers for sweet potato and black bean nachos chopped

Next, combine your peppers, 1 can of black beans (rinsed), 1 can of Mexican style diced tomatoes (drained), 2 tsp chili pepper, and 1/2 tsp ground cumin in a bowl and set aside.

ingredients for sweet potato and black bean nachos in a bowl

Doesn’t that look so yummy already? Well it gets even better!

Once your potatoes are done, remove them from the oven.
Lay your tortilla chips on an 8×15 baking dish. Top with sweet potato and onion. Next, top with that beautiful black bean mixture. Next, top with 1 cup shredded cheese.

Place baking dish in the oven for about 5 minutes, until your cheese has melted.

sweet potato black bean nachos finished dish

All the yumms

sweet potato and black bean nachos

Here’s the recipe to this sweet potato and black bean nachos. Perfect for my Vegan and Vegetarian friend. Enjoy 🙂

Looking for more meatless recipes? Try this Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce or this sweet potato salad recipe.

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Nachos

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos are delicious and healthy. This delicious spin on nachos is a real treat, 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato and black bean nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 282kcal
Author Tanya


  • Tortilla chips
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 poblano pepper chopped with seeds removed
  • 2 jalapeno pepper chopped with seeds removed
  • 1 10 oz can of Mexican style diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans rinsed
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2. Place sweet potato, onions, and garlic in a baking dish. Add
  • olive oil and stir to combine. Salt & pepper to taste. Bake for 25
  • minutes, or until sweet potato is tender.
  • 3. Combine poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes, black beans,
  • chilli powder, and cumin in a bowl. Set aside.
  • 4. Place tortilla chips in a 8×10 baking dish, covering the entire dish. Top
  • with sweet potato and onion mixture and black bean mixture.
  • 5. Add shredded cheese to top and bake in oven for about 5 minutes, or until
  • cheese has melted.
  • 6. Enjoy!


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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Saturday 3rd of October 2020

May I just suggest one thing, no shade. This looks "AMAZING" first of all as well as very HEALTHY as well as SCRUMPTIOUS!! If you layer the nachos like lasagna so that EVERY chip has the whole ingredients. Chips bean mixture, cheese ,chips etc! That's all and I will make tommarrro and POST how no doubt DELICIOUS!! GOD BLESS 😉🙏 Be SAFE and HEALTHY 😷


Saturday 3rd of October 2020

Thanks Debee! Great idea. That's the perfect way to stack these nachos. I hope you enjoy :)