Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 6
Dark Green and Orange Vegetables: This hearty main dish combines the sweetness of orange sweet potatoes and the robustness of black beans, with the surprise addition of Swiss chard and a light touch of cumin. Serve over brown rice or whole-wheat couscous for a warm delight!
1 cup provides:
Legume as Meat Alternate: 3 oz equivalent meat alternate and ½ cup vegetable.
Legume as Vegetable: 1¼ cup vegetable.
Legume vegetable can be counted as either a meat alternate or as a legume vegetable but not as both simultaneously.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot. Cook chili pepper and onions for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cumin and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add sweet potatoes, black beans, orange juice, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Remove chili pepper and discard.
  • Add vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add Swiss chard. Cover and continue cooking until Swiss chard is tender.
    Serve hot.
    May serve over brown rice or whole-wheat couscous.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving 1 cup
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 536mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 43g14%
Dietary Fiber 12g50%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 8848IU177%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
*Marketing Guide
Yield / Volume