Sinnergy Wellness Group & SWEAT Nutrition Partner
In my opinion, you really can’t go wrong with tacos in any form!This variety brings in sweet potato in place of a tortilla, resulting in a unique combination of sweet and savory that will be sure to please your taste buds. This dish is a great one to make ahead for lunches for the week or in a time crunch for a quick dinner. The sweet potato brings in a great source of complex carbohydrates and TONS of vitamin A, C, and Manganese. Sweet potatoes also come in many varieties, including purple, orange, and white.This is a great time of year to try them all!
I personally like to mix up my use of ground beef and turkey in taco recipes.This adds tasty flavors and an enhanced nutrient profile. This, along with your choice of toppings, gives you room to customize this recipe your way. These stuffed sweet potatoes hold up well for a few days in the refrigerator and reheat perfectly. For an added bump of nutrition, try adding kale or spinach to the meat mixture just before removing it from the heat. The greens will cook down and add some great nutritional benefits without being overbearing.
1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup chunky salsa
¼ – ½ cup water
4 medium sweet potatoes
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
Diced avocado or guacamole
Brown ground meat, chopped onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain any 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 ½ cup of water to achieve desired consistency.
While the meat is cooking, poke holes all over the sweet potatoes and 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. Allow to cool slightly, then slice them lengthwise and fluff 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!