When life gives you sweet potatoes, what do you do?
Make these Twice-Baked Tex-Mex Sweet Potatoes
, that’s what.
I know life more often gives us lemons than it does sweet potatoes. But on the rare occasion that it does toss out taters, this is one way to take the fall vegetable from blasé to bah-blam! Yes, that’s what I said. Let’s keep up the enthusiasm, shall we? Here’s how it goes down:
First, bake (or microwave) your sweet potatoes until they’re nice and soft. Scoop out the insides and place them in a bowl.
Next, pour some zesty Old El Paso taco seasoning into the bowl, along with some tangy shredded cheddar cheese and mix it all together. You can also use a cheese blend like Mexican or taco cheeses, or toss in something with a kick, like pepper jack. Serious yumness.
For you cheese heads out there, top those hot taters with some extra cheddar cheese and stick them in the oven again until that cheese is ooey-gooey and golden brown.
In the meantime, whip together your toppings. In a large bowl, combine hearty and healthy black beans, some cilantro, crisp red onion, olive oil and lime juice. For those who like added spice to their life, feel free to throw in some chili powder or jalapenos.
When the potatoes are done, top them with the black beans, a heaping helping of salsa and a dollop of cool sour cream. Then, devour. So now, when life gives you sweet potatoes, there’s no need to panic – you know just how to handle it.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon