Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet

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Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet – a delicious hearty vegan skillet bursting with southwest flavor even picky eaters love!

This skillet is bursting with flavor thanks to a smoky southwest flavor, soft delicious pan roasted sweet potatoes, and has tons of protein thanks to black beans.

You can eat this as a main dish for Meat Free Monday, or even add it to meaty dishes. It’s great in enchiladas, tacos, and over rice, too.

Finding delicious, hearty meat free dishes can be challenging – but if you’re looking for a great meat free meal, this dish is packed with tons of flavor and protein.

We’re adding lots of southwest flavor with taco seasoning – you can use store bought taco seasoning, or make your own and use 2 tablespoons (which is the amount in a taco seasoning packet.)

We hope you love this delicious vegan skillet as much as we do!

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How To Pan Fry Sweet Potatoes

To make this dish even easier, we’re cooking the sweet potatoes to soft in a skillet, so it is a true one pot dinner.

To get perfect soft sweet potatoes with a great bite on the stovetop, it helps to peel and cut the sweet potatoes into small chunks before cooking.

Keep sweet potatoes about 1 1/2 inches to help them cook quickly, without overly browning.

Use coconut oil or avocado oil – if you’re not avoiding dairy, you can also use butter.

I like to cook potatoes on medium – enough to lightly brown them while cooking to soft, but not pan fry.

We’re going for a softer, lightly crispy texture from these sweet potatoes, not a crunchy fried texture.

What to Serve With Vegan Sweet Potato and Bean Skillet

This dish pairs perfectly with lots of healthy, delicious dishes – we’re rounding up our favorite below (some will need to swap olive oil for butter.)

This skillet is over the top delicious with a wide variety of dishes – we love it spooned over rice or cauliflower rice, and if you eat fish, try it paired along with some of our favorite seafood dishes!

If you have a vegan cheese you love, you can shred or crumble it over the skillet, too.

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Recipe FAQs

How long can I keep leftovers?

This vegan skillet lasts for up to four days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be frozen for up to four months.

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Sweet potato and kale skillet salad.

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet - a delicious hearty vegan skillet bursting with southwest flavor even picky eaters love!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained,
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil to shimmery, about 30 seconds, on medium.
  2. Add diced sweet potatoes to pan, cook lightly until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning or sticking.
  3. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes and onion are soft, another 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic and taco seasoning, toss to evenly mix.
  5. Add kale and black beans and stir, cooking until kale is soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from stove and serve.
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 268Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 761mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 12gSugar 7gProtein 10g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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