Stuffed sweet potatoes are always an easy lunch. Not only that, they're budget-friendly and filling! These stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with black beans, crushed peanuts, crunchy banana chips, and fresh cilantro. Then, you drizzle a spicy and creamy peanut sauce over the whole dish to add one last layer of flavor.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Peanut Sauce [Vegan]

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Serves

4

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Ingredients

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 4-5 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 3/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or soy sauce

For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, baked
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 recipe peanut sauce, above
  • 1/4 cup crushed roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped banana chips (optional)
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
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Preparation

To Make the Peanut Sauce:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the hot water, rice vinegar, and sugar until completely dissolved.
  2. Add the Sriracha and peanut butter. Whisk vigorously to emulsify. It will thicken as the sauce comes together and cools. If it's too thick, you can add a little extra hot water until you reach the consistency you desire.
  3. Add salt or soy sauce and taste. Add more sugar or Sriracha, if desired.

To Make the Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Bake the sweet potatoes. About 40 min at 400°F, depending on the size your potatoes.
  2. Prepare the peanut sauce and other toppings while the potatoes are baking.
  3. Cut the baked potatoes in half, score with a knife, and top with black beans, peanut sauce, cilantro, peanuts, and banana chips.
  4. Squeeze a lime wedge over the top.
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