BBQ Sweet Potato Vegan Tacos with Chile Peanuts

A review of the new cookbook, Vegan Tacos and a recipe for BBQ Sweet Potato Vegan Tacos with Chile Peanuts. All from Jason Wyrick. reprinted with permission from Vegan Heritage Press

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Tacos
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: Jason Wyrick
The Filling
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, cut into 2 x 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Texas-style BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
The Slaw
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
The Chile Peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped, roasted salted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho powder or chili powder
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until well browned, about 10 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and enough water to come up about 1/2 inch up the pan. Cook the sweet potatoes until they are soft, about 8 minutes. You will need to replenish the water as it cooks down. Season with the salt and lower the heat to medium.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the BBQ sauce and peanut butter, then stir the sauce mixture into the pan with the sweet potatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then set it aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine the vegan mayo, garlic, lime juice, and salt. Toss the cabbage with this mix and set it aside.
  4. In a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the peanuts and sauté for about 2 minutes, slowly stirring them. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately season the peanuts with the chipotle and ancho powder.
  5. Warm the tortilla. Fill them with the BBQ sweet potatoes and onions, then the slaw, and top with chile peanuts.
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Sweet Potato Vegan Tacos with Chile Peanuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1023mg44%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3205IU64%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.