These sweet potato tacos are as delicious as they are beautiful to look at. Taco night really is awesome: tortillas keep easily in the freezer and thaw quickly, toppings are generally easy to throw together, and everyone can assemble their own tacos the way they want them- practically the definition of family friendly!
I love traditional tacos with savory and satisfying ground meat, blackened fish, and even shrimp. But I wanted to try something a little lighter – still savory, but a little sweet as well. So I browsed around for inspiration and found these Honey-Lime Sweetened Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos at cookingclassy.com. I adapted the recipe a smidge – reducing the sweetness and adding a jalapeno for flavor and spice. The results were delicious and surprisingly fast to prepare. I remember looking at my clock and thinking I had a good 10 minutes of empty space to fill before I needed to call the kids to the table (at this point in life that feels like practically an eternity, and it’s not a feeling I have often while preparing dinner!).
My husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes, so I simply pulled some of the bean and corn mixture aside before mixing in the sweet potatoes. You could certainly do the same if you have a sweet potato non-eater. Again, the beauty of tacos!
Sweet Potato Tacos [...]