Loaded Caribbean-Style Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Black Beans

Prep time 20 min cook time 45 min serves 4 Super Easy

If you’re a fan of the humble potato then maybe this recipe is for you. The topping choices are endless but boy does this cracker of a recipe simply burst with flavour, colour and heart healthy ingredients. The secret to the Caribbean flavours here is the jerk seasoning. Sweet potatoes cook a little faster than white potatoes, but you can use whatever you prefer.

Typical nutritional content (per portion)

508Calories 7.8gFat 1.5gSaturates 15gProtein 22.5gFibre 110gCarbohydrate 43gSugars 1.8gSalt


4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1.4kg)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion, sliced
3 tablespoons jerk seasoning
1 x 400g tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 x 400g tin sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 ripe mango, peeled and finely chopped (if you can’t get a ripe one, try frozen mango, thawed)
Juice of 1 lime
Small handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan). Jab each sweet potato a few times with the tip of a knife. Place them directly onto the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 45 minutes until the centre is soft and the skin is crisp.

Meanwhile, you can prepare the filling: Heat the olive oil in a large pan and gently fry the onion for 10 minutes until soft. Add the jerk seasoning and cook for a further minute. Then add the beans, sweetcorn and chopped tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes until the mixture has reduced.

Add the lime juice and freshly ground black pepper. Roughly slice open the baked sweet potatoes and generously spoon the bean mixture into each. Top with chopped mango and fresh coriander.

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