Recipe of the Week – Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
You guys know I love a sweet potato, but sometimes I get bored of eating them roasted or mashed. Variety is always a good thing! When I came across this recipe, which is basically a taco stuff in a sweet potato, I was sold! Even though it takes a while to roast the sweet potatoes, this could easily be made for a crowd. Plus, it’s so filling that it can pass for a main course!
- 4 Sweet potatoes
- 1 Cup frozen charred corn (the Trader Joes version is the best!)
- 1 Cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup Salsa (pick your favorite!)
- 3 Tbsp Chives, chopped
- 3 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
Toppings (Optional, but delicious!)
- Pico de Gallo
First, wash your sweet potatoes! Since we aren’t peeling them, it’s important that they are clean. Then, poke the sweet potatoes with a fork all over and place them evenly on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 50 minutes, or until soft.
While the sweet potatoes are cooking, I defrosted the corn, rinsed the black beans, and chopped the cilantro and chives. At this point, I realized that I forgot the salsa for the filling, which seemed like major component that I couldn’t fake! Luckily, with some googling, I came up with this DIY salsa –
- 1 can of diced tomatoes w/ chiles
- handful of cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp of Cumin
- Pinch of Sugar
Add everything to a food processor and blend away!
I’m not going to lie, I was pretty impressed with myself and these DIY skills. The salsa turned out pretty good!! Once it was ready, I added the beans, corn, salsa and herbs to a bowl and mixed everything up!
Once the sweet potatoes were cooked, I made a cut on the top of the sweet potato and filled the opening with the corn and black bean mixture.
True story, I was so excited to eat this that I didn’t take any pictures once I added my toppings! I chose pico de gallo, mashed avocado and salsa, which added some freshness to the potato.
What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Let me know in the comments below!
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