Sweet Potato & Black Bean Hash

This was such a quick, easy, and surprisingly delicious weeknight meal that I just have to share it. On Tuesday, I came home from work feeling exhausted and was looking for something nutritious to cook that would require minimal effort and ingredients.

I wound up throwing the following ingredients into a covered cast iron skillet and cooking them for about 10 minutes on med-high heat, stirring occasionally:

3 medium-sized organic sweet potatoes (peeled and diced into small pieces, for faster cooking)
1 can organic black beans
1 can organic fire-roasted tomatoes with green chiles
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 tsp cumin (maybe more, I sort of lost track as I added more along the way)
sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste
(NOTE: The less you stir, the more the sweet potatoes on the bottom will sort of burn/caramelize, which can be really pleasant as long as you don’t let it go too far.)

The result was really tasty, and although initially skeptical, Alex and Zander wound up eating multiple helpings. Hooray for simple ingredients and easy meals! 🙂

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About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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