Taco stuffed sweet potatoes:
These Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes will take your taco night to a new and healthy level! Nutritious sweet potatoes are filled with your favorite taco toppings and ready in under 20 minutes. The perfect quick and healthy dinner!
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword savory sweet potatoes, stuffed sweet potatoes, sweet potato recipes, taco stuffed sweet potatoes, taco sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 493 kcal
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup chunky salsa
1/4-1/2 cup water
4 medium sweet potatoes about 12-14 ounces each
shredded Mexican blend cheese
diced avocado or guacamole
Brown ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain grease and add the taco seasoning and salsa.
Reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 5 more minutes until mixture has thickened and is heated through. Add up to 1/2 cup of water to achieve desired consistency.
While the meat is cooking, poke holes all over the sweet potatoes and cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes on high, turning sweet potatoes over once halfway through. If potatoes aren’t soft enough, continue cooking 1-3 minutes more. I usually cook two potatoes at one time, but if your microwave allows, you could cook all four at once. Allow sweet potatoes to cool slightly, then slice them lengthwise and fluff the insides with a fork.
Spoon the cooked taco meat over the sweet potatoes and add desired toppings such as shredded cheese, diced tomato, avocado, guacamole, or sour cream. Enjoy!
My gratitude to my friend Mr.Nirmal Kumar who runs a restaurant at Melbourne,Australia for sharing this recipe.