Southwest Sweet Potato Mash

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I’ve never been someone who has been really into sweet potatoes. I don’t get them, I guess. Many of the vegetarian recipes I’ve been seeing lately will feature this ingredient, so I’m trying to wrap my head around it and eat it in a way that tastes good to me. I get meal delivery services and this recipe started off as a Plated dish that I didn’t quite like, so I tweaked it for my own taste. You can eat this as a side or a main dish, make sure you have the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce- that is what makes this dish!
Makes 6 side servings or 3 full meal servings

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Ingredients:
3 sweet potatoes
1 can no salt added black beans
1 red pepper
1 yellow onion
1 can chiles in adobo
3-6 cups spinach (your preference)
1/2 cup Colby jack cheese
1 tablespoon mayo
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne

Instructions:
1. Poke holes in your potatoes and microwave until soft, about 10 minutes.
2. Assemble and prep ingredients. Rinse black beans. Chop red pepper and onion. Take 2 chipotle peppers out of the can and mince.

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3. Put 2 tablespoons olive oil in sauté pan on medium heat
4. Add bell pepper and onion to pan, cook about 5 minutes (my oil was too hot hence this face!)

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5. Add black beans, cumin, cayenne, and chipotle peppers to pan and cook another 5 minutes
6. While cooking bean mixture, scoop out the middle of the sweet potatoes and mash in a bowl. Add the mayo and the cheese and stir until soft.

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7. Add spinach to pan until wilted, take off heat

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8. Add bean mixture to sweet potatoes and stir
Serve and Enjoy!!!!

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Basic Nutrition Information
For one side serving (1/6 of total):
235 calories
7.8 grams protein
29.8 grams carbs
9.2 grams fat

Special thanks to Rob for the pictures!

Recipe adapted from Plated (initial recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes)

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