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Southwest 'Baked' Potatoes

Photo of two Southwest Baked Potatoes on a plate
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 30 minutes
Serves: 2
Sweet potatoes and black beans make a delicious, nutritious pair!

What you'll need

Can opener
Microwave-safe bowl
Oven or Microwave
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Measuring spoons
Spatula or spoon


Serves 2
2 Sweet Potatoes or 2 Russet Potatoes
15 ounces Black Beans low-sodium and rinsed
1 Tomatoes diced
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
of Sour Cream optional
of Scallions chopped, optional
of Cilantro chopped, optional


1.Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork.
2.Bake for 40-50 minutes in a 350°F oven or microwave potatoes on high 12-15 minutes, until tender.
3.Combine beans, tomatoes, oil, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Heat in the microwave (2-3 minutes) or on the stove.
4.Slice each potato down the middle. Press open, making a well in the center.
5.Spoon the bean mixture into middle of each potato.
6.If desired, top with sour cream, scallions, or cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 427 mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 57 g21%
Dietary Fiber 14 g50%
Protein 14 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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