mexican stuffed sweet potatoes with mama jess bien good enchilada sauce

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in blog, recipes

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. Of course it might be because I’m a foodie and love all the cooking aspects of the holiday. But I know it’s also my favorite because I’m a big believer in being grateful  – ALWAYS (not just on Thanksgiving!). At Mama Jess and in my personal life, I try to compile a gratitude list every day (sometimes it’s just written in my head, but sometimes it makes it to paper).

Here’s a peak at my list for Mama Jess today:

I am so grateful that Mama Jess is reaching more and more consumers that want to share in a healthy living and eating lifestyle. I’m grateful to connect with our friends and fans and share our passion for plant based, organic nutrition. I am grateful for the rapid growth of the Mama Jess brand and I’m beyond grateful for all the support I’ve received to accomplish this (it can’t be done alone!). 


So – THANK YOU ALL for being a part of my gratitude list!


Here is a very speedy little recipe to enjoy this “Sweet Potato Season’. It would be a festive side to any Thanksgiving meal or even just a quick lunch. Today we’ll be dining on these as we baked the rest of our sweet potatoes in prep for a Sweet Potato Casserole. Enjoy!




Mama Jess



mexican stuffed sweet potatoes with mama jess bien good
Serves 2
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Total Time
1 hr 7 min
Total Time
1 hr 7 min
  1. 2 sweet potatoes
  2. 1 T olive oil
  3. 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  4. 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  5. 1 garlic glove, minced
  6. 1/2 teas. sea salt
  7. 1/2 lime, juiced
  8. 8 oz. black beans
  9. 3/4 cup Mama Jess Bien Good Pasta & Enchilada Sauce
  10. cilantro, chopped
  11. 0% fat Greek yogurt (optional topping)
  1. bake the sweet potatoes in oven at 400˚F for 1 hour (you could microwave if you prefer but I like baking for the carmellic notes!)
  2. after potatoes are cooked, score the top with a cross and scoop out 3/4 of the insides. place the insides in a bowl. set both aside.
  3. heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. add the onion, pepper & garlic. sauté for 5-7 minutes. sprinkle with salt.
  4. drain & rinse the black beans and and them to pan with veggies. squeeze the lime juice over the beans and then add the Mama Jess BIen Good Sauce. stir all together to cook through (2 minutes).
  5. add the insides of the sweet potato back to pan with veggie mixture. stir to cook through.
  6. stuff each sweet potato with veggie mixture. top with cilantro.
mama jess





eat your veggies, 

mama jess