Sweet Potato & Beans

Sweet Potato & Beans

Serves 2 / Prep 10 mins / Cook 25 mins


4 small sweet potatoes

1 tbsp smoked paprika , plus extra to serve

1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion , chopped

2 garlic cloves , crushed

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

splash of Worcestershire sauce (Lancashire sauce is a veggie option)

2 x 400g cans mixed beans in water, drained

400g chopped tomatoes

4 tbsp light soured cream, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times with a fork, then cook them in the microwave on High for 8 mins or until soft. Rub with 1 tsp of the paprika, 1 tsp of the oil and some seasoning. Transfer to a baking tray, put in the oven and cook for 10-15 mins until crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, make the beans. Cook the onion in the remaining oil until soft. Add the garlic, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the remaining paprika, and cook for a further 1-2 mins until sticky. Tip in the beans, tomatoes and a splash of water, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are ready.
  3. Serve the sweet potatoes with the beans on top, a dollop of soured cream and a pinch of paprika, if you like.

Per serving

724 kcalories, protein 29g, carbohydrate 138g, fat 10 g, saturated fat 1g, fibre 26g, sugar 43g, salt 0.7 g