Sweet potato fries topped with tomatoes, onions, black beans, cilantro, and CHEESE. These Huevos Rancheros Loaded Sweet Potato Fries are baked, HEALTHY, require just 7 ingredients, and can be made in just 30 minutes!
The title of these is kind of deceiving. Apparently traditional huevos rancheros is eggs topped with beans, salsa and guacamole, but to be honest, I’ve seen all kinds of variations of it, so let’s just include these fries in with the others. …glad we cleared that up.
Do you ever take a moment at the end of the day to reflect on what you’ve eaten? I’m sure you have and I’m sure some days are good while others are, well, not so much.
Example of a “good” day..
WAIT. Before you go thinking I’m labeling food as good and bad, I’m not. I’m simply saying that some days are full of fruits and vegetables while others are filled with just coffee.
So anyway. Some of my days look something like: oats, smoothie, coffee, kale, grapes, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, chicken, and a handful of chocolate chips. Some of my other days look more like: coffee, granola bar, kale, chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s that I HAD to try, pretzels, the most addicting salt and pepper potato chips, and a bowl of soup.
You get the point. What I’m going to say next might shock you but.. these sweet potato fries are HEALTHY. Yeah, so go ahead and eat them and don’t feel even a little bit bad about it. After I made these fries, I devoured them (obviously) and then said to myself “Erin, you just ate fries for lunch—get it together”, only to realize that these may just be the healthiest fries ever.
First of all, they’re sweet potato fries, second of all they’re baked not fried and third of all they’re topped with VEGETABLES. I’m sorry and you’re welcome. These fries require 7 ingredients and 30 minutes and that’s it! You can enjoy them as a late night snack or as lunch like I did or hell, eat them for breakfast! I don’t care—just eat them because they’re healthy fries. I repeat: healthy fries. The end.
….except not quite the end because i just want to note that I am fully aware I’m lacking holiday recipes. I was on my A-game when it came to fall recipes, but I’m lacking all things peppermint. I have one lined up for next week and I’m hoping for a second if I can perfect it. Not a huuuuuge deal (hopefully), and though these fries don’t exactly scream “eat me ‘cause it’s cold outside and almost Christmas”, hopefully they scream “eat me ‘cause I’m loaded fries, duh”.Print
Huevos Rancheros Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 1–2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
- 1 tsp cilantro
- 1/3 cup shredded cheese (I used a cheddar cheese blend)
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Wash potatoes, slice into thin strips and then place in a small bowl. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil overtop and coat potatoes with oil. If potatoes aren’t completely coated, add another tbsp of oil.
- Place fries on a nonstick baking sheet* and into the oven.
- While potatoes are baking, chop tomato, onion and cilantro and place in a bowl with the black beans.
- After 20 minutes or so, remove fries from oven, sprinkle cheese overtop and then place back in the oven for 5 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.
- Remove fries from oven, add toppings, including more cheese if you wish, and enjoy!
*You may need to use two baking sheets. It’s best to spread the potatoes out so that they’re not overlapping. That way, they’ll bake faster.
Q: What’s something healthy and unhealthy you’ve eaten today? For me (I’m writing this yesterday), it’s healthy: green juice unhealthy: chocolate truffles, like 4 of them.