Dinner tonight was awesome and exactly what I was craving. I have been wanting to make Spicy Potato & Black Bean tacos from Veggie-Terrain again ever since I first tried them. LOVE her recipes and she rocks too 😀 Tonight, I put a new spin of the recipe and used sweet potatoes instead of red potatoes plus basic black beans.
SPICY SWEET POTATO & BLACK BEAN CRUNCHY TACOS
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into taco shell size cubes
1-2 Tbsps Veggie Terrain’s Fabulous Taco Seasoning
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Basic Black Beans (black beans, onion, olive oil, sea salt)
Crunchy Blue Taco Shells
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Boil your sweet potato for about 10 minutes to soften slightly and drain.
Add your taco seasoning & olive oil to your potatoes. I added a regular potato at the last minute because The Husband said he would eat it if I did (um, ya, he didn’t). No white potato is needed 😀
Pour your potatoes onto a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray and bake for 10 minutes. Flip and bake an addition 7-10 minutes or until crispy like.
Build your tacos by adding a little spicy sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes and cilantro.
SO GOOD! The Husband’s mom stopped by as well and had a taco with me. We both agreed they are 5 stars all around. The sweet potatoes add a nice sweet, yet savory touch with the spicy taco seasoning. I can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow as a taco salad!
For my veggies, I decided to give those sweet green peppers a whirl.
I cooked them up in a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sea Salt. They were surprisingly pretty tasty ~ slightly sweet and not spicy at all. Flavorwise they remind me of a cross between a red and green bell pepper. I would’ve never thought to eat a bunch of peppers like this until today ~ Delish – I will definitely have these again.
All together dinner was so easy to make but really amazing.
For The Husband, I ended up making him a BBQ Chicken Wrap.
1 Sun Dried Tomato Basil Tortilla
1 slice Tillamook Pepperjack Cheese
Grilled BBQ Chicken with Gayle’s Original BBQ Sauce
Basic Black Beans
Sauteed sweet peppers
Tomato and AVOCADO
I have to admit his looked so good that I was sorta sad I wasn’t playing along. He devoured it and said I could make it again anytime LOL.
You know I couldn’t resist that cinnamon swirl bread. We each had a slice for dessert and I put the loaf in the freezer. I heart bread ~ especially swirly bread!
Thanks everyone for your sincere thoughts and advice on my morning post. You all really made me day! I LOVE that you all support me so much and believe I can do it. I even LOVED that you all are willing to jump on board to help me along the way. I am going to ponder what you all said and come up with an action plan soon. No matter what I choose, I would LOVE for you all to join in on a self challenge with me – we can all motivate each other to look H-O-T going into the holidays!
I think I might be leaning towards Body For Life for workouts, but, I need to finish the book first LOL!
So, I am off to read my Body For Life Book ~ Nite all!