Sweet and spicy join forces in these addictive ancho honey roasted sweet potato and black bean tacos.

ancho honey roasted sweet potato and black bean tacos

It’s only right that we kick off this new era of “recipes for people who don’t want to spend 3 hours in the kitchen every night” with TACOS.

AKA the ultimate “anything goes” meal.

AKA my weeknight meal S A V I O R.

Also, it was National Taco Day this past Sunday, which was when I originally made these. Soooooo not intentional because I don’t have my life together like that, but kismet nonetheless.


It’s only taken me 28 years, but I’m finally beginning to realize that the answer to many of life’s dinner stress problems is PREP.

You’ve already discovered this?!? I thought so.

Basically, if I think I’m going to crave roasted sweet potatoes all week (<– always), then I should probably spend my Sunday downtime roasting a week’s worth of sweet potatoes so that on Tuesday at 8pm when I don’t feel like turning on my oven, I don’t end up curled up on my couch in fetal position crying.

Not that that has ever happened.

(Okay, maybe five times.)


Lately, I’ve taken to roasting my sweet potatoes with a sweet spicy blend of Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules and ancho chili powder. The honey granules, which are a blend of cane sugar and honey, melt in the oven and caramelize, enhancing the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes with delectable honey flavor. And the spice against the sweet is just a flavor explosion waiting to happen.

Paired with a simple saute of smoked paprika spiced bell peppers, onions, and black beans, this is a taco filling worth it’s salt.

And worth it’s slot in your weeknight dinner rotation. For realsies.


Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules are EXTREMELY versatile and can be used in sweet as well as savory recipes. Try them as a sugar substitute in your favorite baked good or as a fluid honey replacement! They can be substituted 1:1 for sugar and fluid honey, just make sure to add an extra 1/4 cup of liquid when 1 cup of fluid honey is being removed.

Ancho Honey Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
Sweet and spicy join forces in these addictive ancho honey roasted sweet potato and black bean tacos.
Yield: 12 tacos
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 2 tbsp Tate+Lyle Honey Granules
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ lb mozzarella or cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 corn or flour tortillas
  1. Heat oven to 450F.
  2. Toss the sweet potato cubes with 2 tbsp olive oil, the honey granules, and the chili powder. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and season with salt and black pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the black beans, smoked paprika, and salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until warmed through, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Warm the tortillas slightly until soft. Fill with the bean mixture, sweet potatoes, and grated cheese.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 tacos

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42 Responses to Ancho Honey Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

  1. Oh man we love tacos at our house! Seasoned black beans, flavorful rice and fresh salsa with a dash of hot sauce. LOVE!!!!!

  2. OMG, Joanne, this has got to be the best dinner ever! I love the sweet and spicy combo, especially when the sweetness is coming from the honey! I am totally going to have to try this!

  3. Lynn says:

    I hate that I missed National Taco Day – but just might have to make this in tribute.

  4. So comforting and delicious…this is a perfect Fall meal, Joanne.

  5. bellini says:

    Who would have thought you could get honey in granular form. So much fewer sticky fingers.

  6. Honey granules?! Yum!! I can only imagine how tasty they must be with sweet taters! These tacos sound awesome friend 🙂

  7. Oh man, deeeeelish!!!! These sweet potatoes sound amazing.

  8. Zainab says:

    Tacos are one of my easiest dinners I run to as well!! Love everything you put in these.

  9. Erica says:

    These are such beautiful tacos!! I love sweet potatoes soooo much. And I’m totally with you on the dinner prep feels. I actually just talked to Andrew about that, I need to plan meals a little better so I’m not stuck with sandwich meals on the lazy days! Hope you’re doing well Joanne!!

  10. Erika says:

    This is such a great dinner idea and I love love roasted sweet potatoes. The spicy ancho flavor with the touch of sweetness sounds amazing!

  11. Julia says:

    I’m so on board with this concept of simplifying life via tacos. That sounds like a life I can stand behind, man! I’m all about sweet potato and black bean tacos, and I bet they taste amazeballs with a little sprinkle sprinkle of honey granules. Now can we start a commune and cook all the tacos together? Please and thank you.

  12. Meg says:

    What an awesome concept and combination — I love it! These look fantastic!

  13. Honey granules?? BRILLIANT. As is this recipe. I want to come to dinner at your house!

  14. Yes, perfect fall meal! I can imagine taking a very large bite! Loving the spice!

  15. Chris says:

    Alexis got me a 1 lb bag of honey power to use for BBQ rubs but I like this sugar/honey application for the same idea. The downside to plain honey powder, at least the batch we got, is that it is so hydrophillic that it sticks to anything that has the slightest moisture at all.

  16. Wally says:

    You had me with Ancho ! Slayed me with Sweet Potato! This recipe looks smoking’ hot,like the Smoked Paprika !

  17. How have I not heard of these honey crystals?! LOVE! this is a fabulous taco combo! Great looking tortillas too 😉

  18. I love honey granules! These tacos are going on my to-make list. They look delicious!

  19. These look delicious! I loveeee roasted sweet potato 🙂

  20. im a huge sweet and spicy fan so this combo is making my mouth water!!! pinning for later 🙂

  21. Honey Granules and ancho chili powder is just a heavenly combo, Joanne!

  22. Heather says:

    Those honey granules are brilliant! I’ve been on a sweet potato kick, and these tacos would be awesome!

  23. grace says:

    i like to think of myself as being hyper aware and among the first to hear of new food products, but i’ve never ever seen honey granules in my life! what a great find, and i couldn’t think of a better use for them. 🙂

  24. cheri says:

    Sweet potatoes and black beans are delicious together, love the way you spiced these up.

  25. Kate says:

    I LOVE the idea of honey granules!

  26. Brillant! What a simple and easy recipe for tacos. LOve the photos- gorgeous!

  27. Reeni says:

    My favorite combo tucked into a taco! LOVE it! Especially with the sweet and spicy honey seasoning – that sounds perfect for sweet potatoes. Bet it’s yummy on squash too.

  28. Hotly Spiced says:

    I’ve never heard of honey granules. I wonder if I can buy them here. I do love it if I’m organised with the family dinner well ahead of walking through the door after 7pm each week night xx

  29. easypeasy says:

    This looks and sounds out of this world good!!!! 🙂

  30. So comforting and so beautiful and so delicious. Love the way you added spices. This is such an amazing Fall meal.

  31. I haven’t heard of honey granules before, but they sound so much easier.
    Gimme all the taco recipes. Yum!

  32. Tina says:

    We like roasted potatoes, sweet and white both, year round. I honestly never thought about using them for tacos. You always bring new ideas into my kitchen!

  33. I reckon I would order this in a restaurant over a meat version, Joanne. That’s what I like about your food – it’s appealing to non-vegetarians just as much to veggies, IMHO.I’m intrigued by those honey granules!

  34. Carolyn @ Cabot Cheese says:

    Uniques twist on tacos I cannot wait to try!~Carolyn @ Cabot

  35. Dude, how did I miss National Taco Day?! What?! really?!!! and the ancho-honey-roasted-sweet-potato?!!!!! holy cow. . LOVE these tacos, Joanne! Wow!

  36. Lori Rice says:

    It’s everything I could ever want in a taco! Yum! And an interesting product.

  37. Tacos cannot be beat! They seriously are a mid-week dinner savior. These look so so good.

    The honey granules are a really interesting product, too. My foodbrain is beginning to run wild thinking about all of the possibilities.

  38. Krista says:

    Oh gosh, I would LOVE this!!! What a marvelous combination of flavors and sweet/hot. 🙂

  39. Johanna GGG says:

    yep I need prep – actually I had a good week for prep and it did make my life simpler but was unplanned – I find some bulk cooking at the start of the week helps if only I can get that organised – I love your tacos – feel the need of them lately

  40. the combination of sweet potatoes and black beans is just awesome!!!!

  41. Kelly says:

    I totally missed out on National Taco Day but that wouldn’t stop me from wanting to eat these tacos every night of the week! I can’t get enough of roasted sweet potatoes lately and love the ancho and honey granules!

  42. elly says:

    Black beans and sweet potatoes are totally the new peas and carrots. Except, you know, way better.

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