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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Skillet

With the start of the Summer season, we are looking for quick easy meals to enjoy on those Summer evenings, and we thought what a great time to share this quick and easy skillet dinner.  

This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Skillet is a one pot dinner loaded with nutrient rich foods.   This recipe comes together easily and your family will love it (it is kid tested and parent approved).  It is packed full of flavor with smokey paprika, garlic, oregano cumin, but skips the spicy in case your kids (like ours) don't like to much kick.  

This is truly perfect for a simple weeknight meal.  Bring on the easy, skillet, weeknight dinners. The Black Bean and Sweet Potato Skillet won't disappoint, and is a great addition to the family meal rotation. 



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What we also love about this recipe is you can use your slow cooker to make the beans. Your black beans will be ready when you get home from work take this dinner even quicker.  Also save your extra cooked black beans. They are great for saving in the freezer for later recipes. 

You can also keep this recipe vegan if you skip the melted cheese or go with a vegan alternative.  (Its bright orange and black color also makes it a fun one for Halloween :).  


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Comments 3

Pat on

We loved this recipe. I also used the leftovers with some roast and wrapped in tortillas. Very versatile.

Palouse Brand on

Yes, you could substitute lentils for beans.

gerry on

Can you substitute lentils for the beans?

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