Sensational Sweet Potatoes

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11 Sep 2014
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Sweet potatoes are some of nature’s finest treats and can accompany your Rosh Hashanah table with style. They contribute as a sweet and nutritious side dish, satisfying as well as bursting with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Try this version of the traditional sweet potato for this holiday season!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes



  1. Preheat oven to 415°F.
  2. Wrap sweet potatoes in foil and bake for 50 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove potatoes and slice each potato lengthwise. Scoop out the inside leaving only a thin layer remaining at the edges. Set aside shell and scooped-out potato.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onions, pepper, and garlic for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add black beans, sea salt, and more olive oil if necessary. Continue to sauté for 3-5 more minutes.
  6. Add the scooped-out sweet potato to the bean mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Fill each potato with the stuffing.
  8. Top with a squeeze of lime and/or a drizzle of olive oil, serve warm. (recipe adapted from and

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