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Baked Beans with Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Kale

A sweet, savory, and healthy dish. Perfect for a main dish or a side dish. The beans and sweet potatoes are marinated in a delicious sweet sauce, and the kale is baked crispy which makes for some delicious bites. #veganbakedbeans #vegansweetpotatoes #crispykale
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time48 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: baked beans, kale, sweet potato
Servings: 4



  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups kale (measured after squeezing/massaging for ~1 minute)
  • 30 oz canned pinto beans
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce


Drizzle on top

  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp oil (optional)


  • Wash and pierce sweet potatoes ~5 times. Then microwave for 4 minutes (for very large sweet potatoes. If your potatoes are smaller microwave for less time).
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl stir together the sauce ingredients.
  • Dice the sweet potatoes however you like. Add them to a large baking dish.
  • Drain and rinse the beans, and add them to the baking dish.
  • Drizzle the sauce mixture onto the sweet potatoes and beans.
  • Brush the barbecue sauce on top of the sweet potatoes and beans.
  • Massage and squeeze the kale for about 1 minute, and add it on top of the potatoes and beans.
  • Drizzle about 1T of oil (if using) onto the kale. Sprinkle salt & pepper on the top.
  • Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are the perfect texture for your liking.