Tacos are one of the most delicious foods under the sun, but sometimes you want all the flavor without the (potential) mess. Or, in other words, you're a big fan of the utensil we know as a “fork.” This bowl brings your tacos and your fork together, with sweet potatoes and black beans, flavored by a feisty taco seasoning, bright cilantro, and juicy tomatoes. This bowl of bliss is topped off with the considerable crunch of tortillas and crispy jalapeño pieces.
Cut sweet potato into ½" dice. Place on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper.
Spread into a single layer and roast 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and carefully stir. Spread into a single layer again and roast until browned and tender, 8-10 minutes.
While sweet potato roasts, cook rice.
Cook the Rice
Bring a small pot with rice and 1½ cup water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 18-20 minutes.
Remove from burner and stir in half the cilantro (reserve remaining for sauce and garnish). Cilantro will be prepared while rice cooks. Set aside.
While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare Ingredients and Make Sauce
Zest and halve lime. Quarter one half and juice remaining half.
Mince cilantro, leaves and stems.
Drain black beans.
Core tomato and cut into ¼" dice.
In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, 2 tsp. lime juice, 1 tsp. lime zest, remaining cilantro (reserve a pinch for garnish), and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.
Sauté the Black Beans
Place ⅓ cup water, black beans, and taco seasoning in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a rolling boil.
Rolling means more than a few bubbles; a rolling boil means water is boiling vigorously.
Let boil 2-3 minutes to allow flavors to marry.
Remove from burner.
Assemble the Bowls
Place beans and sweet potato on top of rice and plate remaining ingredients as pictured on front of card, garnishing with tomato, tortilla strips, remaining cilantro, and crispy jalapeños. (Taste crispy jalapeños before you add them to taco bowls. They are spicy!) Serve lime quarters and sauce on the side. Bon appétit!