Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4

Cumin, cinnamon, and red pepper add warmth to this Peruvian-inspired sweet potato hash.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add potato, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cumin, cinnamon, red pepper, and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water; cover, reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes. Uncover; cook 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Step 2

Bring remaining 3/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and green beans; cook 4 minutes. Stir in adobo sauce and black beans. Place 1/2 cup potato mixture in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each with 1/2 cup bean mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, 1 tablespoon pumpkinseeds, and 1 tablespoon tomato.

Ratings & Reviews

November 17, 2015
It's the half cup of water. It steams them! Worked for me.


November 17, 2015
Wow! You know, I wasn't hopeful about this one. I was feeling kinda down about dinner thinking I wanted something more substantial, but this was awesome! I loved the spicy beans and the well-seasoned potatoes. Great work, Cooking Light and Sunday Strategist!

Interesting Dish

February 23, 2016
This dish sounded so delicious, but it took so much work that I was disappointed when it didn't yield fantastic results.  Hash should be simple, and this hash is fussy.  I used dried oregano and left out the pumpkin seeds - maybe that would've improved the dish.  But, the leftovers tasted good the next day after the flavors had time to meld. 

Interesting Vegetarian Dish

May 26, 2016
Loved this and will make again in the future.  It was a bit of work. I cooked the sweet potato in the microwave for a few minutes and then peeled & chopped it so that it'd be tender. Really good!

Cooking time?

November 16, 2015
I am cooking this recipe right now and cannot figure out how the sweet potato is supposed to cook in less than 10 minutes as the recipe calls for. I chopped it to a reasonable (or so I thought) medium sized dice based on the picture in the magazine but have cooked the potato with the spices for more than the recipe calls for and it is still not done.

Delicious and Easy as Written!

December 12, 2016
I did not have any problems with this and we liked it. If you are concerned about your sweet potatoes cooking in 11 minutes, keep the dice 1/2 inch or below.

Definitely a keeper

February 05, 2017
I bake the potatoes with poblano peppers and then add cooked hot Italian boulder sausage. This recipe is fun different and very healthy. I love it!