Honey & Lime Sweet Potato Tacos: Sweet and Meat-less.

Meat is something I still eat every once in a while.  Mike and I will choose our meals for the upcoming week every Sunday and go grocery shopping.  Each week we pick one meat that we want to prepare and how we will prepare it.  As much as I would like to be meat-free, I don’t want to take that away from him and I, too, like the occasional Meatloaf or Chili recipes to whip up during the week.

Cutting the meat out of most meals hasn’t been as difficult as I originally thought.  We have just taken to new twists and tweaks of some of the meaty recipes we love to eat.

One of those favorites is Tacos (rather, anything in a wrap or shell).  We are huge condiment lovers (home made salsa, guacs, sour cream….I’m drooling).  Tacos are basically the best food to smother or delicately extenuate with yummy condiments.

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We’ve tried out a few veggie options to replace our meat centered tacos and wraps, but this one takes the cake.  This Honey & Lime Sweet Potato Taco recipe is a mildy sweet and dense replacement for meat-centric taco dishes.  Plus, your fiber intake with this meal is out of control with the beans, corn, and sweet potatoes.  Hope you enjoy!

Honey & Lime Sweet Potato Tacos

What You Will Need:

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1/3 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • cumin to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • chili powder to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic

What You Will Need To Do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 while chopping your veggies.
  2. Coat your potatoes in your spice mix.
  3. Bake your sweet potatoes in a baking dish for about 20 minutes (or until tender).
  4. Saute your onion and garlic in a TBS or so of oil for about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in the beans, corn, honey, cilantro, and seasonings.  Saute on low for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove your potatoes and throw them in with your saute mix to get them coated in the sweet honey mix.
  7. Squeeze in some lime.
  8. Place ingredients on top of fresh flour tortillas or, my favorite, corn tortillas.  Top with chopped scallions, cilantro, or avocado.  I like to cut slices of avocado for on top.

You’ll find you won’t need much in the salsa or guacamole department because these are bursting with flavor!  These are super low maintenance and easy to make.  Plus, they are so colorful so they are perfect for entertaining!  Happy Hump Day and see you back here on Friday to talk vegan mineral lipsticks 🙂

Recipe Source:  CookingClassy.com


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