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Black Bean-Sweet Potato Skillet

 Black Bean-Sweet Potato Skillet
My fiancĂ© loves sweet potatoes. By adding black beans, I came up with a nutritionally complete main dish. Its bright orange and black color makes it fun for Halloween.—April Strevell, Red Bank, New Jersey
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked couscous


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the beans,
  • sweet potatoes, broth, chipotle, pepper and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Uncover and simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until potatoes are very
  • tender and mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions. Serve with
  • black bean mixture. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup black bean mixture with 1/2 cup couscous equals 294 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 727 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 12 g protein.