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Spicy Potato Taco Plate

This spicy potato taco plate is a vegan dinner that is sure to please!

Perfectly roasted potatoes are topped with black beans, salsa, fresh lime, and avocado for the perfect bite. 

spicy potato taco plate

This spicy potato taco plate is meatless mexican food at its finest. 

Mexican food is a favorite in our house, and we usually make it at least once a week. 

As a mostly vegetarian/vegan eater, it is one of the easiest and most flavorful dinners to make! I make it different every time and it is delicious!

This meal was spicier than I usually make, but I loved it! The red onion and peppers add a nice spiciness to the dish, without being too overwhelming.

spicy potato taco plate

Potatoes are one of my favorite foods to eat.

Sweet potatoes are also a fun change from just using russet potatoes, I like the mixture of both!

Roasting potatoes will always be my favorite way to eat them, as the texture is just so much better, and you get those yummy crispy edges. 

spicy potato taco plate

Perfect toppings for your spicy potato taco plate

Lime juice is the perfect acidic topping to this dish to complement the heat.

I add lime juice to pretty much every mexican dish I make. 

That extra pop of flavor just makes all of the flavors pop!

The salsa and lime really balance out the spiciness of the dish. The avocado was a perfect topping as well!

vegan potato taco bowl - serve with tortilla chips!
Another thing I love about taco night is how cost efficient it is.

This whole meal was probably less than $15 and feeds 4-5 people! Added bonus: it’s vegan and good for you too!

vegan spicy potato taco bowl with fresh avocado and lime
Try making this for your next taco night!

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Vegan Potato Taco Plate recipe:

Yield: 4 servings

Spicy Potato Taco Plate

Spicy Potato Taco Plate

Spicy potato taco plate (vegan, gluten free)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 large russet potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion (use yellow onion for less of a spicy flavor)
  • 5 large cloves of garlic, minced or finely diced
  • 3 Hungarian wax peppers, diced (use bell peppers for less of a spicy flavor)
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2.5 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

For Topping

  • green onions
  • raw red onion
  • cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Salsa
  • Avocados
  • tortilla chips


  1. Dice potatoes. I microwaved mine for 6 minutes once diced so that they would cook quicker. You can also roast them without microwaving
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients (sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil) in a glass baking dish (I had to use two) and mix well.
  3. Roast at 450 degrees for 30-45 minutes, checking and stirring, until crispy
  4. Combine diced red onion, garlic, peppers, a splash of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt pepper in a skillet and sautee for about 5-7 minutes until well cooked.
  5. Add black beans, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Sample and adjust seasonings if necessary
  6. Layer potatoes, followed by bean mixture. Top with optional red onion, cilantro, and green onions. Squeeze lime juice on top and add salsa. Top with avocado if desired.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 764Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 17gSugar: 16gProtein: 14g

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Friday 3rd of July 2015

I absolutely LOVE this recipe and your vegan taco casserole! Both are yummy! Eating a plant-based diet can sometimes be difficult, so finding new recipes to make is always an added addition to my repertoire of cooking. Thanks!


Monday 6th of July 2015

Hi Jill, so happy you love them! Mexican is one of my favorite ways to get tons of protein + nutrition in a vegan meal!

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