A quick to prepare vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free delicious main course meal to be paired with your favorite grain or gluten-free alternative.
Heat up half a tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, sauté the diced onions in the oil until soft and translucent (at least 3-5 minutes).
Add in the cooked or canned black beans and the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix together and let cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beans are heated through.
Add the measured amount of mashed sweet potato into the skillet mixture and stir together. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
That's it! This dish is ready to serve with your favorite cooked grain or gluten-free alternative. Top with a sprinkle of fresh chopped basil if you like.
If you have time, sauté the chopped onions longer until they are caramelized to heighten the flavor of this recipe. For adults, you can use firmer cooked black beans for more texture in this dish, but parents with young children may want to use well cooked black beans instead. This recipe also works well with other cooked or canned beans such as small white navy beans or red kidney beans. You could also sprinkle some fresh chopped cilantro on top instead of chopped fresh basil leaves.
This dish also tastes delicious as a topping on wholegrain toast, especially if you smear a layer of a nut or seed butter on the toast first