TACO STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS
For the Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

For the Ground Beef

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

For the Garnishes

  • 1/2 c cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled & diced
  • 1 whole scallion, minced
  • Fresh cilantro
INSTRUCTIONS

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

RINSE sweet potatoes and pat dry.  Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet in the oven until very soft, about 40 minutes.    

MEANWHILE, heat a skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the ground beef and saute, breaking it apart with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula.

ADD all of the spices and continue cooking with the beef until it is completely cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.  

REMOVE from the heat and carefully drain the excess grease.  

WHEN the sweet potatoes are done baking, remove from the oven and carefully unwrap.

MAKE a slit in the center of each sweet potato and fill with the spiced ground beef mixture, storing any extra ground beef in the fridge for up to 3 days.

GARNISH with cherry tomatoes, avocado, fresh cilantro and minced scallion. Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy!