Sweet Potato Tacos

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    For the Potatoes

    • 2 sweet potatoes (really orange-fleshed yams), peeled and cut into small cubes
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • salt and red chili flakes to taste
    • juice of 1 lime

    For the Cabbage Slaw

    • 2 heaping cups shredded cabbage (I used a combination of purple and green cabbage)
    • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onions
    • 2 heaping tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • juice of 2 limes
    • salt and red chili flakes to taste

    For the Beans

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • juice of 1 lime
    • small corn tortillas


    Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place peeled and diced sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet. Top with olive oil, salt and chili flakes, and lime juice. Toss together until all of the potato chunks are coated. Place in the oven to bake until softened through and toasted brown. This usually takes about 40 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet once or twice during baking to toss the potato chunks around. This will ensure that the cubes cook evenly. Remove from the oven and let stand when cooked through.

    While the potatoes cook, assemble the Cabbage Slaw. In a medium bowl, place cabbage, yellow, and chopped cilantro. Add lime juice, salt and chili flakes. Toss to coat and set aside while the potatoes cook and beans heat. Letting the cabbage slaw sit will help soften the cabbage.

    To cook the beans, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add onions and cook until transluscent, about 3 minutes. Add ground cumin and stir until fragrant. Add beans and lime juice. Cook until heated through.

    Heat corn tortillas in a hot saucepan with just a touch of oil. Heat through and serve with potatoes, beans, and slaw.

    Source: Joy the Baker

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