Seasonal Grilling | Seasonal Ingredients

Crispy Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema

Total Time:

1 hour 5 minutes


4 people


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle or regular chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, use to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 8 grain-free hard shell tacos (if preferred) (see notes for homemade option)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired, and chopped
  • mashed avocado, for serving


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • zest of 1 lime
  • sea salt


  1. Preheat the grill 
  2.  Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt. Add sweet potatoes to a grill safe baking sheet or create a foil packet. Add the poblano and toss to combine. Arrange in an even layer. Grill 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and beginning to char on the edges. Remove from the oven and stir in the black beans.
  3. Meanwhile, make the crema. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake or stir until creamy.
  4. Preheat your oven to 425. Line the taco shells up on a sheet pan or in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Transfer to the oven and bake 5 minutes. Evenly divide the sweet potatoes among each taco shell and top with cheese. Bake 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  5. Mix the cilantro and jalapeño in a small bowl. Serve the tacos topped with crema, avocado, and the spicy cilantro. Enjoy!