Baked sweet potatoes & beans

Baked sweet potatoes & beans

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal783
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs136g
  • sugars69g
  • fibre31g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 4 small sweet potatoes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika, plus extra to serve



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 tbsp light soured cream, to serve


  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.

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11th Jun, 2012
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.
6th Mar, 2012
Found the quantities too much for 2 so now I half the recipe and serve with extra veg...even more healthy :D
11th Feb, 2012
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
16th Oct, 2011
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 :)
15th Oct, 2011
Crikey wot a lot of calories and no healthy veg!
13th Oct, 2011
Very filling and delicious! Loved the beans on their own - will definitely make this again. :)
11th Oct, 2011
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
7th Oct, 2011
This sounds lovely, but is quite high in calories. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to lower the calories?
29th Sep, 2011
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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