Overstuffed Sweet Potato Tacos

When the sweet potato met the taco it was love at first bite. These Overstuffed Sweet Potato Tacos are just the fiesta you’ve been looking for and filled with nutrients. Whip up some guac, dust off those margarita glasses, and chop up those jalapenos because this is Taco Tuesday done RIGHT!

Sweet Potato Taco Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup fresh lettuce, shredded
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh salsa

Taco Seasoning Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. Wash and scrub the potatoes then pat dry. Take a fork and pierce the potatoes all over.
  3. Once oven is heated place potatoes directly on rack, and bake until soft (about 40 to 45 min. depending on the size of your potatoes).
  4. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the taco seasoning.
  5. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the onions and cook until they start to get translucent.
  7. Add the ground beef and cook until it smells too good not to eat, and fully browned of course.
  8. Sprinkle your special taco seasoning onto the beef, and add 1 or 2 tbsp. of water to aid in mixing.
  9. Cook the ground beef another minute or two, let the spices seep in and set aside.
  10. Don’t forget about the potatoes! Take them out of the oven and let cool enough to touch.
  11. Using a sharp knife cut each potato lengthwise and push ends of each potato toward each other to open (show that potatoe you mean business!….taco business).
  12. Fill the potatoes with the ground beef and top with all the remaining vegetables.
  13. Serve with fresh homemade salsa and the toppings of your choice!

Pro Tip: Have fun with the toppings! Here in the NOOMA test kitchen the vote is tied for favorite toppings to go on our sweet potato tacos: Spicy guac, homemade mango salsa, and topped with a few fresh slices of Jalapeno or simple tomato salsa, raw white onions, a few sprigs of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

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