Sweet Potato & BBQ Black Beans

Sweet Potato & BBQ Black Beans


BBQ Sauce/Beans:
  • 2 cans rinsed and drained black beans
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 clove garlic, nurse minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper

4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed


  1. Mix BBQ black bean ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Potatoes: Prick potatoes with fork. Place on oven rack; bake until soft, 40-50 minutes (this may be done a day in advance).
  3. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Halve each potato; arrange cut-side up on a baking dish and top with a few tablespoons of sauce. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until sauce bubbles.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 212 calories, 6 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 47 grams carbohydrate, 0 cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 8 grams fiber.

Original recipe from Vegetarian Times, April 1996

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