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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 291.3
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 412.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g

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Cheesy Vegetarian Sweet Potato with Beans


Cheesy Vegetarian Sweet Potato with Beans RECIPE

Introduction

Sweet and creamy, both sweet potatos and beans are good sources of dietary fiber! Sweet and creamy, both sweet potatos and beans are good sources of dietary fiber!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 medium sweet potatoes, skins scrubbed
    1 cup chunky salsa
    2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Pierce potatoes with a fork and cook in a 400F oven for approximately 45 minutes or microwave until tender.

2. Heat the salsa and black beans.

3. Once fully cooked, slice the potato length-wise, top with 2 tablespoons cheese and 3/4 cup black beans and salsa.

Makes 4 servings








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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight for dinner, and it was a simple and tasty meal. I topped it with mango salsa and scallions, though I think I'll try it without for tomorrow's leftovers. Low fat sour cream may be nice on top too. - 5/18/08

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love this! I do it all the time but I like to skip the cheese and to add Ground Cinnamon and Hemp oil, or Flaxseed oil, or Olive oil for the Omegas! Thanks for posting it here! :-) - 11/21/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Simple, but delicious. I might add something too it next time, maybe some salsa or something to give it a little kick. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I eat this combo all of time. Try using Trader Joe's precooked lentils, some onion and red bell pepper sauted in olive oil and a touch f honey and cinnamon (just a touch)...Awesome! - 5/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Wow! What a "powerhouse of potassium" and so deliciously presented! Ummmm - and it's vegetarian cooking at its best and easiest. Thank You for sharing this great recipe. WE'RE ALL LOVING IT! - 3/27/09

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  • O.K.
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm not that much into black beans. It was tastier than I thought. And my family enjoyed it. - 9/24/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The combination of cheese and sweet potatoes did not sound appealing in the least, but I gave it a go in desperation for something new. I was suprised that it was quite wonderful. I added some salsa on the 2nd half. Yum! - 12/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great way to get in protein and fiber -- and any beans will do! I plan to vary by topping asweets with red beans cooked with onions and peppers.
    Maybe another time I'll top with yoghurt and salsa . . . picante is my fav but I'll also try the mango salsa - 4/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great lunch to make. Instead of cheese a use salsa for flavor and then add broccoli into the bean mix (or whatever vegetable I have on hand) to boost the nutrition even more. - 2/1/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very simple, yet very good. I added a couple of dashes of cinnamon, cumin and garlic powder. - 5/13/09

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    No! No! Not bad! I clicked the stars wrong and can't edit it. I meant to give it 4 stars. I added a can of diced tomatoes, teaspoon of cilantro, and cut up a cooked sweet potato before combining all into a cassarole - 10/4/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had it and loved it, i added garlic and onions.. - 6/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this combination! - 7/12/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I mashed the potatoes and mixed in beans, cheese and a little salsa so it wasn't as dry. It's not pretty but it tastes great. - 2/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was FABULOUS!!!! My 1/2 of yam was 8oz. 1/4 cup of black beans and 1oz of whole milk mozz (cubed) then melted in microwave for 1.5 minutes. Total Calories 405. Thank You so much this was reaallllly YUM:) - 2/11/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make my own beans to cut the sodium - 2/3/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy and delicoius. I added onions and a tablespoon of non-fat greek yogurt. - 1/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So amazing! I had my doubts but this simple dish is really wonderful! I always season my sweet potatoes with pumpkin pie seasoning and cayenne pepper for added flavor, too! - 1/7/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good - made it with half a sweet potato and added sour cream and pico de gallo. Delish - 10/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it, would make it again. I added cumin and it gave it a nice kick. - 4/29/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was very good. Made it for myself at lunch, easy to make but maybe a little too dense and dry. Maybe adding more of the water from the beans or a little FF sour cream. Does this count as 2 vegetable servings? - 3/25/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe. I would not have thought of that combination. Will definitely try this as soon as I can get to the store but will slice the sweet potato on rounds and steam on top of the black beans as they heat. I like the texture better when steamed. Baking makes the potatoes mushy. - 3/23/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't eat cheese, but this is tasty with quinoa & spinach too. - 10/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Are sweet potatoes and yams the same thing? Was wondering. This, by the way was very good. Filling. Another alternative per the Biggest Loser cookbook. cook potato, put laughing cow garlic and herb cheese in middle and serve. This way was much more of a meal. Yum - 12/28/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    look easy to cook - 5/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used blackeyed peas and cheddar cheese. Wonderful combination! I will definitely try with black beans as well. I never would have thought of this....loved it!! Very filling, too! - 3/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and very filling. However, I have to bake the potatoes for at least an hour if using a conventional oven. Wrapping the potatoes in wax paper and cooking on the baked potato setting on the microwave and then baking for 15 minutes works much better. - 3/9/07

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  • I tried this recipe and just loved it! I did use cheddar in the jar by Ragu in leu of shredded cheese because my husband ate all of the cheddar cheese I bought! But it was quite filling and I will be making it again!! Kudos!! - 8/5/14

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  • I made this for dinner and it hit the spot! Its filling and the flavors are amazing :) Thank you for sharing! - 10/14/13

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  • I added a little lean turkey meat with a tsp of taco seasoning, tomato sauce and then topped it with a spoonful of lite sour cream, 1 slice of avocado and a tsh of salsa....YUMMY!!! - 8/3/12

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  • Easy and tasty - 4/7/12

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  • I made this for lunch but I will add salsa or something spicy next time. - 3/19/12

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  • I microwaved the potato and added salsa to top. Pretty tasty :) - 9/26/11

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  • So simple to make and delicious. I have made this a few times already and will make it again tonight. il est magnifique. - 6/21/10

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  • I would never have thought of this combination, but it was absolutely delicious!!! I had fresh-grown sweet potatoes & baked them in the oven. Instead of cheese, I just used a dollop of sour cream. I couldn't believe how easy and delicious it was! Thank you!!! - 10/22/09

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  • My sister and I have a new favourite meal! It doesn't need any salt or spices - just sweet potato, beans, and a bit of cheese! Delicious in the microwave, and just a bit better broiled in the oven! - 6/10/09

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  • Awesome! Three of my favorite foods, rolled into one. - 6/8/09

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  • YUM! I microwaved my potato for 5 minutes, added a tiny pat of butter and a sprinkling of garlic powder then put on the beans, a little salsa, and the cheese. At first it seemed a little starchy, but it's perfect! I also think the nutrition facts are a little off on the high end. - 6/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try tomorrow -- love the sweet potato & black bean burritos, so this is sure to be a winner, too! - 5/31/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will try this with chickpeas. - 5/31/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not sure why one would take the long route with the potato and the short with the beans. I would just pop the potatoes in the microwave if I'm going to use canned beans. However, there's always more than one way to skin... a potato ;) - 5/31/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great . I will do it tomorrow - 5/31/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It looks easy to make. - 5/20/09

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  • I've made this a few times for lunch and love it. Thanks! - 5/12/09

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  • I love this! It's so easy to make (I cook the sweet potatoe in the microwave for 4-5 minutes) and sooooo good! I didn't think cheese and sweet potato would be good, but it was! - 5/10/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sweet potatoes are not my favorite so I am glad to see a variation with the vegetable. I will try and get back with my view. thanks - 3/25/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    GOING TO TRY THIS TOMORROW FOR DINN. - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious & I like things nice and simple. Thanks for the recipe! I know I will enjoy this. - 3/24/09

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  • Awesome! Thanks for the recipe! - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is such a good idea and tastes great too. what a healthy alternative to ordinary potatoes. - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SUPER and my daughter LOVES sweet Potatoes!!!
    I Love Black Beans, so this is a definte keeper!!! - 3/23/09

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  • I really enjoy this - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Never thought of this combo but sounds yummo - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love baked sweet potatoes but dont care for black beans. Love the idea of adding some fat free cheese on top. Will be sure to make this - 3/23/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great! I've been looking for recipes with sweet potatoes...this is just the thing i've been looking for. - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do baked sweet potato all the time, but never thought of topping it with Black beans--and cheese? I will definitely try it. - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Well I want to keep this one on hand since I like all of the ingredients and just so happen to have them on hand too. I will add it to my weeks meal plan. Thanks for submitting it. - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great!
    Can't wait to try - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this tonight!! Thanks!! - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love sweet potatoes and beans. I am printing this recipe out to keep and try. - 3/23/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you! - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've never had anything like this before. - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! Will keep this recipe. - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks like a keeper. - 3/23/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoy foods that have a full flavor. Sweet potatoes are great and I love cheese too. With the compliment of the fiber rich beans "Cheesy Vegetarian Sweet Potato with Beans" is a recipe that I really look forward to trying. - 3/23/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Low Sodium too! - 3/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds like supper tonight - 3/23/09

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  • raelly good - 3/23/09

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  • a great filling recipe the family just loved this - 2/20/09

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  • Very nutritious meal. Thanks for this protein filled recipe. - 2/20/09

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  • I LOVE this combination of ingredients and make these on a regular basis. I microwave the sweet potatoes to shorten the cooking times. - 11/28/08

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  • outstanding......it's a great,hralthy comfort food! - 11/17/08

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  • Very good. We will make this again. - 11/14/08

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  • Very good. Quick & easy. - 10/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds fast and tasty. Planned for tonight's dinner but I will double the cheese and used low sodium black beans. - 9/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy.. thanks for sharing this. - 9/27/08

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  • taste great and so easy to make - 9/24/08

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  • I made a single serving for lunch in the microwave. It was ready in about 10 minutes! YUM! A feel good meal.
    TJ - 9/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds so good - 9/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't even have to make this to know it will be FAB! But I will because I have a sweet potato sitting in my kitchen that was waiting for the perfect recipe. Thank you!! - 9/24/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. I'll be going to the farmer's market on Saturday and will pick up some sweet potatoes while there. It will be interesting to see if my sons like this. - 9/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! I am going to make it with canned Yams because that is what I have on hand right now. Store prices for fresh yams are close to $2 a pound right now so will wait for holiday food sales for fresh yams. - 9/24/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy can't wait to try it! - 9/24/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds great and can't wait to try it! - 9/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A little skeptical with the combination of foods, but after reading all the rave reviews... I will be giving this one a try!
    thanks all for good reviews.
    TT
    M - 9/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Like the recipe but with Idaho potatoes. I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes. - 9/24/08

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  • Suprsingly tasty, and I don't even like beans! I may have doubled the cheese and used a few less beans, but this was super easy to make and packs in quite a bit of nutrition- I've found my new last-minute dinner! - 8/11/08

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  • this was so yummy and filling!!! will for sure make it again! - 3/27/08

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  • After reading the other ratings, made this one even though it seemed so simple. I love sweet potatoes, and I love black beans....but these two paired together with just a little melted cheddar are truly awesome! No kidding! This is a keeper! I LOVE it! - 3/26/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i didnt make this yet but it looks easy and yummy! thanks for the recipe~ - 3/25/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn`t make this yet but it sounds wonderful and filling so I will try it and keep the left overs for lunches at work. - 3/23/08

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  • This was pretty tasty. My 4 y.o. thought it was good as well. - 3/23/08

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  • Ummy for the tummy. And good for you, how can you go wrong? My family liked them and never knwe they were eating something good for them. - 3/22/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to LOVE this recipe. I haven't made it but Sweet potatoes have got to be one of my favourite veggies. - 3/22/08

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  • Delicious, I will be making this recipe again. - 3/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have not made this as yet but I love all 3 ingredients so I know it will be great! - 3/22/08

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  • I had this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful. I added a bit of Salsa myself and it was very moist. I will definately make this again. - 3/22/08

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  • I prepare mine like a soup boiling sweet potato in organic Goya beans with garlic and cayenne for seasoning and top with cheese. Love the added fiber from the beans to fight cholesterol and to curb appetite from its slow digestive powers. - 3/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love black bean, sweet potatoes AND cheese so has to be a winning combination as well as a healthy vegetarian combo - 3/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't make this yet, but I know I am going to LOVE it - I love each thing seperately - so together they have to be great! - 3/22/08

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