Recipe Idea: Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole (Vegan, Gluten Free)
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Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about a delicious Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole I made over the weekend for a Quaker potluck meal. It is gluten free and vegan, and really scrumptious. It is based on a Tex-Mex recipe from Moosewood Restaurants New Classics cookbook, one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. You can trust a Moosewood recipe.
I didn’t want my Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole to be too spicy, so I switched up the spices a bit and added some mandarin oranges. The original recipe called for one jalapeño pepper and some cayenne. I have found that Don and my friends like a milder blend of spices. So I used just a little hot Hungarian paprika instead of cayenne and left the jalapeño pepper out. I added a diced green pepper, too.
The result was delicious and filling. I think you will like it. Please comment when you make it and let me know how you like it.
Read on for recipe and nutrition…
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½" cubes (about 6 cups)
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
- 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans (15-ounce can, rinsed and drained)
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ teaspoon hot paprika (optional)
- ¼ cup mandarin oranges, diced
- Sour cream and sliced scallions for garnish
- In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat until hot.
- Add the onion and green pepper and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and continue cooking for about 30 seconds.
- Add the sweet potato cubes, cover the pot and continue cooking until the potatoes are cooked through and still a little crisp.
- Add the coriander, cumin, and salt.
- Add the corn and beans; stir. Continue cooking for a few minutes.
- Add the orange juice and mandarin orange bits. Stir.
- Add the paprika (if using), and continue to cook until everything is hot.
- Serve immediately, garnished with sliced scallions and/or sour cream, if desired.