Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Whole roasted sweet potato stuffed with Mexican fillings made with sweet Australian Onions, protein rich black beans, Mexican spices and topped with homemade salsa and guacamole.
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Preservative Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 small sweet potatoes


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 x 400 g can black beans, drained


  • 1 cup sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, diced
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • Good quality salt and pepper


  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch good quality salt
  • Fresh coriander to serve
  • Fresh red chilli, sliced to serve


  • Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180’C. 
  • Wash and pat dry sweet potatoes. Wrap each sweet potato in foil and place on a baking tray. Bake in oven for approx. 1 hour or until each is soft in the centre. 
  • Meanwhile, prepare filling and toppings. 
  • To make filling, heat olive oil in frying pan and add onions. Sauté over low-medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until onions are soft and fragrant. Add garlic and stir until the onions caramelise. 
  • Stir through cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander and black beans. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. 
  • To make guacamole topping, in a mixing bowl combine mashed avocado with red onion, lime juice, cumin and salt. Adjust seasoning to liking. 
  • Once sweet potatoes are cooked through and cool enough to handle, remove foil and cut lengthways to create an opening, being carefully not to cut the whole way through. 
  • Spoon filling into each sweet potato and top with salsa and avocado toppings. 
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and chilli. 



To add animal protein add shredded or minced cooked chicken, beef, pork or lamb to the caramelised onions to warm through.