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Sweet Potato Bean Bake


  • Author: smileyspoints
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Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
2x 14oz. cans black beans, drained
7 oz. vegan cheese, grated • handful parsley, chopped
For the sauce:
5 sprays olive oil spray
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin, more to season layers
2 tsp. smoked paprika, more to season layers
1 tsp. mixed herbs, more to season layers
14 oz. can chopped tomatoes
¼ cup tomato puree


Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
Add the diced onion and garlic and saute 3-4 minutes.
Next, add in the spices and herbs and cook for another minute, stirring.
Add in the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and thickens.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Spread half of the tomato mixture at the bottom of a baking dish.
Slice the sweet potatoes into thin slices and try to make each slice the same thickness.
Place a layer of sweet potato on the tomato sauce overlapping slightly— season with salt, herbs, and smoked paprika.
Next, spread 1 can of black beans on top of the potatoes.
Add the second layer of sweet potatoes, and season with salt, herbs, and smoked paprika.
Spread the second can of black beans followed with a third layer of sweet potato.
Season with salt, herbs, and smoked paprika.
Add the remaining tomato sauce.
Cover with a piece of tin foil and bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the sweet potato is cooked through.
Sprinkle with grated vegan cheese and bake without cover for another 10-15 minutes, until the cheese has melted.


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