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15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet is a simple dinner that goes nicely over brown rice or quinoa, as a filling for tacos or on its own. 

15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet

There is something about the months of February and March. Every year when those months rolls around I get major cabin fever and start counting down the days until warm weather. One thing I struggle with is the motivation to cook up complicated recipes after a long, exhausting day. 15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet to the rescue!

I know that a lot of you are also looking for easy weeknight meals that you can put on the table for your family.  Today’s 15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet is just that; simple to make, ready in under 15 minutes and filled with farm flavor.  This meal is great on its own, over brown rice, quinoa or lettuce or as a filling for tacos or quesadillas. One of my favorite things about a recipe like this is how versatile it can be for your family’s needs.  This recipe also makes great leftovers too, so you can use it for salads, or a burrito bowl for lunch.

15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet

When Alexia Foods asked me to create a recipe using one of their frozen sides I was excited to incorporate it into an easy weeknight meal.  We really enjoy Alexia products in my house, whether it is the Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt or one of the vegetable blends. Sometimes I serve them as a side to our main meal and other times I incorporate them into a recipe.  I love that Alexia’s products use simple, distinctive, real ingredients that are all-natural.

Today’s 15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet uses Alexia’s new Southern Sweet Potato Blend.  This blend has sweet potatoes, sweet corn, sweet peas, red bell peppers and onions. They are seasoned really nicely with a pinch of cayenne pepper and seasoned herbs.

15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet

If this blend of vegetables sounds good check out some of the other unique flavor and ingredient profiles including their Italian Herb Corn with Sundried Tomatoes and Parmesan Peas.

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15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet

15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Turkey

Description

15 Minute Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet is a simple dinner that goes nicely over brown rice or quinoa, as a filling for tacos or on its own.


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Ingredients

  • 11 oz package of Alexia Southern Sweet Potato Blend
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 14.5 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup cheese {I used half mozzarella and half pepper jack for some spice}
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
  • Green onion, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the Alexia Southern Sweet Potato Blend in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté the for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the onion is soft and fragrant. Add in the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the Sweet Potato Blend into the turkey mixture and combine. Stir in the diced tomatoes, black beans, cumin, paprika and stir to combine.
  4. Turn the heat to low and add in the cheese and stir to combine. Cook until the cheese melts {should only take 2-3 minutes}.
  5. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Garnish with green onions and fresh cilantro.
  6. Serve this Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet on its own, over brown rice or quinoa or as a filling for tacos or quesadillas.

Notes

You could also use ground beef or ground chicken for this recipe. I have also made this dish without the meat and it is a great vegetarian meal. You could add an additional can of beans for protein.

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Regina Ceryak

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

I cant find the Alexia Sweet Potato blend, what is in it? I used tots instead for the first time making this and it was wonderful!

Julia

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Oh that is great! This post was a while ago so it is possible they don't have that blend anymore. It had sweet potatoes, corn, peas, bell pepper, onion, herbs and cayenne pepper in it.

kristi@inspirationkitchen.com

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

This looks great Julia, perfect for mid week dinners!

Julia

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Agreed Kristi! Thanks for stopping by.

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

This is so great and healthy! Part of me wants to trash it up and either roll in in some enchiladas or make a nacho topping out of it!!!

Julia

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Nacho topping would be SO good! :) Great idea.

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

15 minutes to make this delicious looking meal?? I'm in!!

Julia

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Yeah! Thanks Ashley.