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Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

southwest stuffed sweet potatoes Entree
Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

Swap your tortilla for a sweet potato, and load it up with all sorts of taco toppings for a satisfying meal that can easily be prepped ahead of time. Black beans add protein that’ll stick with you, while a simple cilantro-lime guacamole adds brightness and richness, and the sweet potato isn’t the only veggie in the mix—fresh tomatoes, onions and poblanos round out these taco taters! A dash of Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix adds the perfect amount of zest. Try this tasty twist next time you’re craving everyone’s favorite handheld meal, and you can clean your crisper drawer out in the process. It’s a guaranteed hit that “accidentally” skips the meat and dairy, so keep it around for when you’re hosting folks with special diets (or when you want to try one yourself)! MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 21, 2019
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

4
medium sweet potatoes (8 to 9 oz each)
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1 1/2
teaspoons lime juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
medium poblano chile, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2
cup chopped red or orange bell pepper
1/2
cup chopped grape tomatoes
1
cup Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed (from 15-oz can)
2
teaspoons Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2
tablespoons water

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Prick sweet potatoes on all sides with fork; place on 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced in center with fork.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix avocado, 1/2 teaspoon of the lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt. Mash with fork to chunky consistency. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 3
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, poblano chile, bell pepper and tomatoes. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and other vegetables are crisp-tender. Add beans, taco seasoning mix, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 teaspoon lime juice and the water. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until completely heated through and slightly thickened.
  • 4
    Split potatoes open; divide bean mixture among potatoes—they will be very full. Divide avocado mixture among potatoes; top with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t let a knife slip get in the way of enjoying avocados. Straight from the Betty Crocker Kitchens, here’s how to cut an avocado safely: Cut in half, and remove pit with spoon. Next, use spoon to separate flesh from skin. Once free from skin, dice avocado as desired, and repeat with other half.
  • If you’ve got ‘em, green onions and jalapeños are great additions to this meal. And if you like things spicy, don’t forget to add a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce!
  • To prep this meal ahead, bake sweet potatoes, following instructions described in step one; after potatoes have cooked and cooled, store in refrigerator until it’s time to make dinner. Reheat potatoes in microwave, and proceed with recipe as written.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Potato
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
10g
40%
Sugars
8g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
380%
380%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • The inspiration for this meal came from you, our home cooks. We’ve heard your requests for more vegetarian options, and this recipe is Betty’s way of tweaking a meal everybody loves—tacos!—to make sure anybody can eat, no matter if they don’t need meat or need to avoid dairy. Whether you’re changing your own diet or cooking for someone else who has, there are more options like this available. Visit our Health and Diet page for vegan, vegetarian, low carb and even lower sodium recipes. And of course, we have plenty more recipes for people counting calories, too!

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