Mexican Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

The most satisfying vegetarian meal you’ll ever eat. Guaranteed.


The black beans – try and buy them pre-soaked. If you can only find the dried ones, just leave them to soak overnight.




  • Small Block of Cheddar - £1.00

  • 400g of Black Beans - £0.75

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes - £1.20

  • 2 Large Avocados - £1.80

  • 2 Peppers (Not Green) - £0.90

  • 1 Bunch of Coriander - £0.70

  • 1 Lime - £0.30

  • 1 Bunch of Spring Onions - £0.49

  • Cumin - £0.85

  • Paprika - £0.85

  • Red Chillies - £0.60

  • 1 Brown Onion - £0.16

  • Garlic - £0.30

  • Total Cost - £9.90 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F.

  2. Drizzle olive oil over the sweet potatoes. Add salt and a small handful of chilli flakes (optional).

  3. Bake sweet potatoes for 50 minutes or until soft.

  4. Whilst the potatoes are in the oven, sort the guacamole. Scoop the flesh out of two avocados and add to a bowl. Add a handful of chopped coriander leaves, the juice of a lime, a finely chopped red chilli, some salt, pepper and olive oil. Mash.

  5. Chilli time. Finely chop 1 onion and 2 peppers.

  6. In a pan, add a splash of olive oil. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons of cumin, and 2 teaspoons of paprika.

  7. Once the garlic has softened (1 minute) add the peppers and onion. Fry until soft, on a medium to low heat. Add a bit of water if it starts catching on the pan. This should take about 10-15 minutes.

  8. Once softened, add your black beans. Mash everything together.

  9. Remove your sweet potatoes from the oven. Scoop out the flesh and save the skins. Add the flesh to the black bean chilli. Mix everything together.

  10. Assemble time. Stuff the sweet potato skins with the chilli. Add a big dollop of guac. Top with a generous grating of cheddar, and garnish with any leftover spring onions, red chillies and coriander. Enjoy!

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