by Olena

Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes

by Olena

4.9 from 8 reviews

skillet sweet potatoes

Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes

I would say this skillet sweet potatoes is one of the most delicious and easy dinners I have ever made. Although not the most photogenic but we will let that slide. I think I made it work.

In less than 30 minutes you can have vegetarian dinner on your weeknight table. Quick skillet fried sweet potatoes with beans, corn and spices. Then topped with cheese until melted. Squeeze lime juice all over, sprinkle cilantro and green onion, and be prepared to share a recipe with your friends!

The texture of this sweet potato skillet recipe – very soft. The taste – fresh. Leftovers – plenty. I hope everything I said above makes sense because I’m typing from my construction zone.

ground turkey sweet potato skillet

Can I Add Meat?

Yes. While I enjoy this sweet potato main dish vegetarian in an effort to eat less meat, you can add some cubed chicken, cut up sausage or ground turkey. If it is ground meat, cook first breaking into small pieces and then follow the recipe. If it is cubed raw chicken, add it with sweet potatoes. And cooked diced meat add with beans and tomatoes.

How to Cook Tex Mex Sweet Potatoes

Time to learn how to cook sweet potatoes on the stove instead of baking healthy sweet potato casserole, friends.:)

  1. Preheat large deep skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add sweet potatoes, 1/2 tbsp cumin, 1/2 tsp salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.    skillet fried sweet potatoes
  2. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. how to cook sweet potatoes on the stove
  3. Add black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, remaining 1/2 tbsp cumin and 1/2 tsp salt, taco seasoning and pepper; then stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft. tex mex skillet
  4. Turn off heat. Add avocado, green onion, cilantro, lime juice and stir. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand until cheese has melted. sweet potato skillet recipe
  5. Serve Tex Mex skillet hot with Greek yogurt and salsa if desired.

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Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes

4.9 from 8 reviews

Quick and easy 30 minute skillet sweet potatoes with beans, corn, fresh lime juice and melted cheese on top. To die for!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pan
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced
  • 14 oz can low sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp cumin, divided
  • 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1 cup (4 oz) Tex Mex cheese, shredded
  • 2 medium avocados, diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Greek yogurt and salsa, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat large deep skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add sweet potatoes, 1/2 tbsp cumin, 1/2 tsp salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, remaining 1/2 tbsp cumin and 1/4 tsp salt, taco seasoning and pepper; then stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
  4. Turn off heat. Add avocado, green onion, cilantro, lime juice and stir. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand until cheese has melted.
  5. Serve hot with Greek yogurt and salsa if desired.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

You could add some ground turkey, diced chicken breast or tofu for extra protein. Cook it in the skillet first and then proceed with the recipe.

Use less salt if your canned beans or tomatoes are not low sodium.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. This was a really nice dish! We added ground turkey, yum! Next time I think will leave out the sweet potato, maybe we overcooked it but the texture didn’t seem to go with the rest of the ingredients. Also, we left out the corn and tomatoes, dietary reasons, but even without it, we enjoyed!

  2. My family absolutely loved this. Couldn’t quit saying how delicious it was. I served ground turkey on the side for the carnivores and also put the avocado on the side so it wouldn’t ruin the leftovers. Thank you!

  3. I was skeptical about some of the ingredients but this turned out so delicious! To make it extra hearty I added barbecued chicken thighs and wrapped it in a burrito, but it tasted great on its own as well. I’ll be making this one again, it was a hit with hubby (a huge fan of Mexican food).

  4. Really yummy!! I am a vegetarian and this had all ingredients that I love. It comes out a bit spicey but delicious. Only two downsides: the prep is a lot longer than 10 minutes and secondly, I’m following Weight Watchers and it was kind of points pricey. I couldn’t get exact points because it didn’t give the saturated fat but maybe that’s for the best. ?

  5. I just now made this and it was really good. I served it over tortilla chips like nachos, and my whole family loved it. I put the avocado, cilantro and green onion on each serving, instead of the whole skillet, since this leaves so much leftovers to be reheated and avocado starts to brown pretty quickly.

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