BBQ Beans and Sweets

With barbecue season just around the corner, having a healthy vegetarian option to enjoy the great bbq flavor is never a bad idea. This BBQ Beans and Sweets (sweet potatoes) recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Having your kids help you chop, slice, dice, and measure ingredients is a great way to get them involved in the kitchen. Their participation will increase the likelihood that they taste and enjoy the meal they helped prepare!

BBQ Beans and Sweets

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    • 3 gloves of Garlic, sliced
      • 1 15oz can of Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
        • 3 stalks of Celery, chopped
          • 3 medium Sweet Potatoes, diced
            • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
              • 2 tbsp BBQ Sauce
                • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
                  • 1/2 Garlic Powder
                    • 1/2 fresh Lime
                      • 1 Avocado, diced (optional)
                        • 1 tbsp fresh Cilantro, chopped (optional)
                          • Salt to taste


                            1. Preheat oven to 450F and grease a baking pan.
                            2. In a medium bowl, toss sweet potatoes with 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, cumin, garlic powder and salt.
                            3. Roast for 25 minutes or until fork-tender.
                            4. In a sauté pan, warm 1/2 tbsp coconut oil over medium heat.
                            5. Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
                            6. Add celery and sauté for 2 minutes.
                            7. Add beans and BBQ sauce. Gently combine and sauté for 3 - 5 minutes.
                            8. Remove from heat and squeeze lime juice in. Gently stir.
                            9. In serving bowls, place roasted sweet potatoes, then beans with celery
                            10. and top with diced avocado and cilantro.
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