I've been meaning to try these sweet potato bowls for a while and now that I had all the ingredients I needed, I finally decided to give them a try. I also used a sauce from a brand that I got to know recently, the Winking Food! Girl skillet sauces. You can find out about the brand on the website, here, and browse all their products.
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I always like to try original recipes and different ways to incorporate regular basic ingredients so I decided to make my taco out of a sweet potato bowl and add some fresh accents, with cilantro and avocado. Turns out it's a perfect combo and I'll be doing these again very soon, judging by the husband's exciting approval of the final outcome!
1 - Preheat the oven at 400 F.
2 - Wash the sweet potatoes and scrub them to remove any remaining dirt removed. Pat them dry with a paper towel and put them on a baking sheet. Roast them for about 1 hour (one of my potatoes was pretty big so it needed some extra time!).
3 - While the potatoes are in the oven start getting the filling ready. Brown the ground meat on a hot skillet, with the avocado oil.
4 - When the meat is cooked through and getting golden around the edges add the taco skillet sauce and get everything well mixed and combined.
5 - Add the jalapenos slices and let it cook for another 10 minutes. Turn the heat off.
6 - When the potatoes are cooked, take them off the oven and open them up by cutting them through the mid section and pressing on the edges so that the potatoes open up like a bowl. Just like you would do with a regular baked potato.
7 - Fill the sweet potatoes with the meat mixture and cover each one with 3 slices of Colby Jack cheese. Cook the potatoes to the oven to melt the cheese, for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and serve each sweet potato with freshly chopped cilantro and avocado bits on top.
I love spicy food so, as usual, I drizzled some sriracha sauce and fresh lime juice on top of my sweet potato to spice it up. It became this delicious exotic tasting sweet potato, perfect for a light but flavorful lunch! This is a pretty versatile dish and you can use whatever protein you have at hand to personalize it and make it your own.
Try these out and enjoy!