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Air Fryer Sweet Potato and Black Bean Egg Rolls

These Air Fryer Sweet Potato and Black Bean Egg Rolls are loaded with flavor and texture — tender sweet potatoes, savory black beans, and other taco-spiced veggies. Dip or drizzle a spiced chili-lime sauce over these egg rolls and be prepared for a new dinner addiction!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword black bean egg rolls, vegetarian egg rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 870kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $7.35


  • 2 cups diced cooked sweet potatoes (~1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper (1/2 pepper)
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion (1/2 onion)
  • 1 tablespoon EACH: diced jalapeño, minced garlic
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon EACH: ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder
  • 2-1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15.25 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed. Note 1
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese extra-sharp or sharp
  • 10 teaspoons sour cream (lite or fat-free is great)
  • 11-13 refrigerated egg roll wrappers and water to seal the edges
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Optional: fresh avocados, thinly sliced


  • 1/2 cup mayo (we love Hellman's/Best Foods)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice & 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional


  • SWEET POTATO PREP: Wash and scrub the sweet potato(es). Pierce several times with the tines of a fork. Add to a microwave-safe plate and microwave until fork-tender, about 5-8 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove from the microwave and cut in half lengthwise. Set aside to cool slightly and then peel off the skins (they should come off easily). Once cool enough to handle, dice into very small pieces and set aside.
  • PREP: For quicker prep, chop the pepper, onion, jalapeño, and garlic in a food processor. Alternatively, finely chop all these ingredients. Drain and rinse the beans. In a small bowl, whisk together all the seasonings. Add salt & pepper to taste. (I add 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.)
  • SAUCE: Remove 1-1/4 teaspoon of the spice blend and add to a bowl along with the remaining sauce ingredients and an extra pinch of salt & pepper. (I add 1/8 teaspoon salt and a tiny pinch of pepper.) Whisk until smooth and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • SAUTE: Add the olive oil to a medium-sized pot and heat to high. Add in the diced pepper and onion, stirring occasionally until tender, about 5 minutes. Add in the jalapeño and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add in all the seasonings. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low.
  • FINISH FILLING: Add in the diced sweet potatoes, black beans, and lime juice. Stir to heat through (1-2 minutes), and then remove from heat. Meanwhile, grate the cheese.
  • FILL THE EGG ROLLS: Set out the egg roll wrappers on a clean surface to look like a diamond facing you. Smooth 1 heaping teaspoon sour cream on the bottom third of the wrapper. Top with 3 packed tablespoons of the filling. Add 2 packed tablespoons of cheese on top. Dip your finger into a small bowl of water and run your wet finger along the edges of the egg wrapper. Fold the bottom up over the filling. Then fold the left and right corners in to the center (like an envelope). Tightly pressing the filling, roll the egg roll like a cylinder. (If any of the filling is exposed, it will leak out in the air fryer.) Repeat with the remaining filling and egg wrappers until all are filled. (We typically get 13 total egg rolls, using up all the filling and cheese.)
  • AIR FRY: Spray all sides of all the egg rolls with olive oil cooking spray. Rub the spray evenly on all sides of the egg rolls. Layer egg rolls in the air fryer so none are touching. (If your air fryer doesn't have shelves, just put as many as you can fit in the basket so none are overlapping) Bake at 370 degrees F for 5 minutes. Flip and bake for another 5 minutes. Flip once more and bake another 2-3 minutes or until egg rolls are crispy and golden brown. (Air fryers cook differently, so watch closely at the end and remove once the egg rolls are crispy all over.) Remove and let cool slightly before digging in. Serve with dipping sauce and avocados if desired. Enjoy!


Note 1: You can also use leftovers from these homemade Black Beans
Nutrition information does not include the optional avocado slices.


Calories: 870kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 1125mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 19898IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 531mg | Iron: 6mg