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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

Sweet potatoes are a delicious vegetable and are in season during winter and spring. This Mexican-inspired recipe is sure to impress the guests at your BBQ party, and is so easy to make too!

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A and their vibrant orange colour make them a hit with the little ones too!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos
  • 10 mins
  • 5 mins
  • Main
  • 4
  • Easy


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 125g Manchego cheese (grated)
  • 8 flour tortillas (warmed)
  • 1 tin black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (cubed)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • Lime wedges


  1. Chop the sweet potatoes into ½ inch chunks then season with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika.
  2. Warm the oil in a large pan on a medium grill and add the onions, garlic and sweet potato, then toss so coated with oil.
  3. Close the lid on your BBQ and let the sweet potato mix cook for around 20 minutes.
  4. Once the sweet potato has softened, add in the black beans and mix well. Close the lid again and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Move the sweet potato mix to a warming tray and heat the tortillas directly on the grill.
  6. Serve the sweet potato and black bean mix in your hot tortillas and top with chipotle lime crema and the Manchego cheese.


Mr Drink 'N' EatRecommended drinks to go with your meal
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Oh tacos tacos tacos! It’s great to see a veggie dish this month. Sweet smoky potato, iron rich beans, chilli heat, punchy raw red onion, intense garlic and zippy lime make for a tough match. You got to go bold or go home.


Wine Wine Wine

For whites my mind goes Gascony in southwest France; clean, high acid, citrus driven wines. One of my favourites is Domaine de Meynard “Cuvee Marine” from Telegraph Wine. Other possibilities are Picpoul, south France and Albariño from Galicia in Spain.

I continue my drive to get people drinking Rose in the colder months with a few spicy numbers. Kicking us off from Spain, Nino de las Uvas Rosado care of Laithwaite’s is superb. From France, Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Fronton Rosé is another bold option. A South African Pinotage Rosé could work as well.

For reds, go for Shiraz from warm climates like South Africa or Chile.  A couple options could be Tesco Finest Swartland Shiraz Adnams or from Majestic the humorously named Mister Shiraz.  Argentine Malbec or Spanish Monastrell fit the bill as well.



As with the wines, softly softly won’t cut it. So big IPA’s (India Pale Ale) or beers with a higher ABV (5.5% and up) are where I would hang my hat. A few mighty options to try are Wychwood’s ‘King Goblin’ and Adnams ‘Jack Brand Innovation’. With cider go clean, crisp and dry. Something like Kingstone Press Pear would do nicely.


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Margaritas. All the way…



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Make your own Limeade with fresh limes and sparkling or still water. But better still why not be adventurous and make traditional Horchata? It’s a milky sweet-spiced rice based drink with plenty of easy recipes on the web, so vamos and knock some up.