Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Mixture

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This 30 minute Black Bean and Sweet Potato rice mixture is the perfect filling for making tacos, burritos or bowls. It’s delicious enjoyed on it’s own, too!


I strongly believe that black beans and sweet potatoes are an absolutely perfect combination. Anybody else feel the same way? These two ingredients complement each other so well, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. The earthy richness of the black beans pairs beautifully with the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Together, they create the most wonderful combination of flavors. Then enter the red bell pepper which adds an additional touch of sweetness.

Brown rice, sweet potatoes, black beans and red bell pepper mend perfectly together to create this delicious versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own, in a burrito bowl, in tacos or in burritos. It can also be enjoyed on nachos or stuffed inside a quesadilla for a burst of nutrients and flavor! This rice mixture will come together in about 30 minutes and satisfy the whole family.

This mixture is budget-friendly and perfect for meal-prepping. This recipe is probably my favorite meal-prep ever. Store it in tupperware and pack with some of your favorite toppings. Some topping ideas include: avocado, salsa, pico de gallo, tortilla strips and fresh lime juice.

I like to make a big batch, store it in several containers and freeze it. That way whenever I need a quick meal, I can grab it from the freezer along with an avocado and I’m off. A quick and healthy meal on the go!

How To Make Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Mixture

Did I mention it’s super easy? Begin by cooking the brown rice and sweet potatoes. Then, sauté the onions, garlic, and red bell pepper. Finally, add the seasonings, black beans, brown rice, sweet potato and mix through.

If you make this recipe be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! I always love seeing your recreations, so be sure to tag me on Instagram as well!

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Mixture

This quick and easy vegan and gluten-free rice mixture takes 30 minutes and is perfect for making tacos, burritos, bowls, or just by itself, and it's perfect for meal prepping.
3.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Megan


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can 15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Cook the brown rice per package instructions.

There are two options for cooking the sweet potato:

  • Pierce fork holes in sweet potatoes (all around). Microwave each sweet potato for about 6 minutes. Let cool, then cut down the middle of the sweet potato and cut into 1″ cubes.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1″ cubes. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for 25-30 minutes at 425F.
  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add diced onions, minced garlic and diced red bell pepper and sauté for about 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. 
  • Add salt, cumin and paprika and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the black beans, cooked sweet potato and cooked brown rice. Mix and heat through for about 10 minutes. Serve with desired toppings (see blog post above).


  1. See blog post above for toppings ideas. I personally love to enjoy this with avocado. 


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 11482IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

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