BBQ Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos |

BBQ Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Healthy and comforting BBQ sweet potato and black bean tacos. Made with barbecue-glazed sweet potatoes, seasoned black beans, fresh avocado and cilantro, these are the perfect vegan autumn taco!
Course dinner, Mexican
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword sweet potato black bean tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Yield 8 tacos
Calories Per Serving 230 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


  • 5 cups cubed sweet potato (peeled or not - up to you)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 0.5 cup BBQ sauce scant, 2 tbsp reserved
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cooked black beans (equal to a standard can)
  • 2 ripe avocados cubed
  • 8 small tortillas (I used whole wheat - use corn tortillas for gluten-free)
  • 2 tbsp diced red onions
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the cubed sweet potatoes with the olive oil and most of the BBQ sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons), and add them to a glass baking dish. Cover the dish with foil, and cook for 30 minutes. Uncover the dish, stir the sweet potatoes, and cook for another 25-35 minutes or until tender. Add more barbecue sauce if desired.

  2. Meanwhile, warm the black beans in a small saucepan or skillet, along with the remaining 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Add salt to taste. (You can also stir them in with the sweet potatoes and heat them up in the oven to save a pan).

  3. Also while the sweet potatoes cook, squeeze fresh lime juice over the chopped avocado, and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Warm the tortillas (I cook them for about 30 seconds per side in a dry skillet over medium heat). To each tortilla, add a scoop of sweet potatoes and black beans, a handful of avocado, and red onion and cilantro to taste. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

LEFTOVERS: Make the full recipe, but only prep one avocado. Save half of everything, and serve with a freshly-cut avocado when ready to eat. Leftover sweet potatoes and black beans will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

NUTRITION: Nutrition is calculated with corn tortillas and using all of the toppings.

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 133mg 6%
Potassium 596mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 238%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 5%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.