Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl

Greetings!  I have been terrible about blogging food lately.  I will keep this short and sweet.  I typically make a sweet potato bowl similar to the Engine 2 Diet but wanted to make it  more robust and flavorful.  I figured tossing the potato and peppers in extra virgin olive oil and some spices, roasting it would do the trick.  I will admit, I used a home made taco spice because I was in more of a southwest mood and for the life of me I can’t find the exact recipe.  I have added spices to this recipe which will get you close, I typically play with spice mixes anyway, sniffing them until I like what I smell.  Weird I know, but it works.  This recipe makes 1 serving.

Ingredients:
1/2 Tbl EVOO
~1 tsp ground cumin
~1/2 tsp ground garlic
~1/4 tsp smoked paprika
dash sea salt
~1/4 tsp ground chile pepper
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 chopped red pepper
1/2 chopped green pepper
1/3 cup seasoned black beans
2 green onions, sliced
1/3 avocado, diced
Chopped fresh cilantro to taste

Preheat your oven to 425F.

Toss your sweet potato and spices in a bowl until well coated.  Place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper in a single layer.  Bake for 20 minutes, tossing about every 5-7 minutes to evenly roast.

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In the meantime, add your bell peppers to the same bowl as the potatoes and toss to coat with remaining oil and spices.
Heat your black beans in a small pot over medium low heat, stirring often.

When there is about 12 minutes left, add the bell peppers to the pan with the sweet potatoes.

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Stir the peppers and potatoes with about 6 minutes left to continue roasting.

Add your roasted peppers to the bowl, then your peppers.  Top with black beans.  Sprinkle the green onion, avocado and cilantro.

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I LOVE this recipe.  I couldn’t believe  how much flavor there was and I’m not embarrassed to say that I kept telling my husband how good it was as I ate it 🙂  I enjoyed leftovers for the next 3 days, though when I say leftovers I mean that I cook it fresh nightly, just using up the extra ingredients.

Cheers!

 

 

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