Break the Breakfast Doldrums with a Southwest Breakfast Skillet

Smoothie … oatmeal … smoothie … oatmeal. Has your breakfast routine become repetitive and dull? Shake things up with this dish inspired by the Southwest. Whether you're looking to fuel up for a busy day of hiking or for back-to-back meetings, this dish is a delicious and satisfying breakfast with great macronutrient content!

Southwest Breakfast Skillet with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans Tweet this

Recipe by Adrienne Raimo, RD, LD


  • 2 to 3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Additional toppings: poached egg, avocado, lime juice, hot sauce or salsa


  1. Drizzle olive oil in a large pan (with a cover) and sauté sweet potatoes on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add black beans, red pepper and cumin.
  3. Add just enough water to fill the bottom of pan. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring often. Serves 2 to 4.

Cooking Note

  • For the skillet pictured above, I added pieces of diced avocado and a poached egg.
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Adrienne Raimo is an Integrative & Functional Nutritionist based in Columbus, OH, and owner of One Bite Wellness. Check out the latest nutrition, lifestyle, and plant-based recipes at and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.