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Easy, delicious, and vibrant Sweet Potato Taco Bowl! Take taco night up to the next level with this delicious and healthy meal! #healthy #tacos #sweetpotatoes #recipe

Sweet Potato Taco Bowl

Easy, delicious, and vibrant Sweet Potato Taco Bowl! Take taco night up to the next level with this delicious and healthy meal! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy sweet potatoes recipe, roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato taco bowl, taco bowl, taco tuesday
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 452 kcal
Author Samantha


  • 2 tbsp chili powder*
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika (feel free to use hot smoked paprika if you like extra spicy)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt (I use David's Kosher salt which is less salty than others. Cut in half until you're comfortable with the salt level).
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional, very spicy)
  • 1 lbs (454 grams) sweet potatoes, peeled and copped into 1-2" cubes (approx.)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lbs (454 grams) extra lean ground beef
  • 1 14 oz. (330 ml) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn, either from can or 2 ears of corn (shucked and kernels removed from ear)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved OR 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

  2. In a small bowl mix together chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic power, onion powder, and cayenne pepper (if using).

  3. Toss sweet potatoes pieces with vegetable oil and half the seasoning mixture from the small bowl, about 2 tablespoons. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tender and cooked through.

  4. Meanwhile, cook beef over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes until cooked through. If necessary, drain any large quantities of fat from skillet, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Add beans, fresh corn (if using kernels from a cob) and remaining seasoning mixture from the small bowl. Toss to fully coat beans and beef with seasoning. Continue to cook until beans and corn are heated through.

  5. To serve either place all ingredients in separate dishes for family style serving, or make individual bowls before serving table.

  6. Serve with any desired optional garnishes (sour cream, jalapeños, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro leaves, lime slices, crumbles feta, etc.).

Recipe Notes

* Chili powder in Canada is quite mild; my kid enjoy this amount of chili powder on their sweet potatoes. Have caution with the amount used in this recipe if a different brand and/or type of chili powder is used, especially when serving children. 

Ingredients keep well and make for a delicious packed lunch the following day.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Taco Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1387mg60%
Potassium 1538mg44%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 18981IU380%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.