Baked sweet potatoes & beans

Baked sweet potatoes & beans

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A superhealthy supper that's perfect for a busy weeknight, try making double the beans and freezing for next time

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
724
protein
29g
carbs
138g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
26g
sugar
43g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce (Lancashire sauce is a veggie option)
  • 2 x 400g cans mixed beans in water, drained
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp light soured cream, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times with a fork, then cook them in the microwave on High for 8 mins or until soft. Rub with 1 tsp of the paprika, 1 tsp of the oil and some seasoning. Transfer to a baking tray, put in the oven and cook for 10-15 mins until crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, make the beans. Cook the onion in the remaining oil until soft. Add the garlic, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the remaining paprika, and cook for a further 1-2 mins until sticky. Tip in the beans, tomatoes and a splash of water, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are ready.
  3. Serve the sweet potatoes with the beans on top, a dollop of soured cream and a pinch of paprika, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2011

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emolive's picture

Delicious as a quick recipe - added chilli to the beans and chopped up fresh mint to the yoghurt :)

appaloosa's picture
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Delicious! Half a medium sized potato was enough for me, served it with left over tinned baked beans so I only really followed the recipe for microwave times but a great idea to use sweet potatoes anyway!

jessicarichardson's picture
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This was ok as an easy store hearty cupboard stand by and made LOADS. we had left overs. It tasted ok, but I won't rush to make it again. Instead of baking them, I made sweet potato wedges by slicing into wedges, coating in 1tbsp veg oil with paprika and salt, and putting in oven at 180fan whilst I made the beans. I added a couple of sticks of celery with the onion which added a nice crunch, and followed gidgierocks suggestion of adding a pinch of chill, and a squeeze of tomato purée. The sweet potato wedges were great, but i didn't think the beans were very exciting.

adinkag's picture
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Very quick and easy to make. Used 1 can of cannelloni beans and 1 can of black beans, and low fat soured cream. Four adults ate it and everyone liked it a lot. Cheap, easy, healthy, and ... different ;)

gasman118's picture
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Very very good, I baked my sweet potato in the oven for just over an hour but probably needs no more than an hour at 200c. I also used low fat natural yogurt. I love meat but will be doing this as part of my monthly menu. I sweet spud is enough but I could have eaten 2.

lorryhawk's picture
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Just made the beans for a shared lunch and they were really tasty. Would go well with the sweet potatoes, so will try with those next time.

gidgierocks's picture
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Really tasty easy supper. I like to add a little chili or ground coriander for extra spice. Make sure your onions go really sticky before you add the beans and tomatos.

dianaruby's picture
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Found the quantities too much for 2 so now I half the recipe and serve with extra veg...even more healthy :D

kungfubunnii's picture

simple and nutritious! Yes the cals are hairly high but there is a lot of goodness in all the ingredients and it tastes fab! Perfect for underweight and growing daughter and much better than sop bought beans.
just leave out the sour cream and use less sugar if you want to cut down on kcals xxxxx

pete_hs's picture
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Kcal are high, but I feel one potato is definitely enough on its own, and I lovvveee my large portions! So instantly the calories are halved :)

caroljefferson's picture

Crikey
wot a lot of calories and no healthy veg!

relm514's picture
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Very filling and delicious! Loved the beans on their own - will definitely make this again. :)

cooking80's picture

AliciaH
I will make this but i will halve the portion so only one potatoe with filling and serve with veg on the side. Looks yummy

aliciah88's picture

This sounds lovely, but is quite high in calories. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to lower the calories?

kjbutche's picture
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I was wondering what do as a side dish with this, but in the end it didn't need anything as it was very filling on its own. Simple, tasty, filling and healthy - great!

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