Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Tacos are definitely one dinner that I can always rely on the whole family to be excited about! I mean who doesn’t love tacos? This week however, I decided to switch it up and instead of serving up our tacos in plantain tortillas, lettuce wraps, or Siete tortillas, I stuffed them into sweet potatoes.
I honestly wasn’t sure what the the kids would think of it, but I didn’t serve them as tacos. That may have created some disappointment. I just simply called them stuffed sweet potatoes for their sake. My boys immediately said how good they looked and had no trouble cleaning their plates.
I love how their palettes have developed as they have gotten older, not that this dinner is anything out there. But there were many days when they would cry and complain about eating certain food. Now they pretty much each everything I make! It’s amazing, and makes cooking more enjoyable for me!
My daughter on the other hand is still a little picky with her food, specifically vegetables. She started to cry when I put her plate down in front of her. This has happened before when I have made something new or different. She cries and tells me she doesn’t like this, and I tell her “But you haven’t tried it. First try it, and then tell me if you like it or not.” It usually takes some coaxing, and then she will calm down and try the food. I think almost every time this has happened she ends up really liking the dinner and eating really well! I am hoping she will catch on soon.
I made a mix of yams and purple sweet potatoes, I love the deep purple with all the greens piled on top! You could very easily adapt this recipe to have all your favorite taco toppings!
1.5 lbs grass fed ground beef
1/4 c water
2 tablespoons taco seasoning (homemade recipe HERE)
4-6 sweet potatoes
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, diced
2 avocados, sliced
limes, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Rub each one with evoo and sprinkle with sea salt. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tender. Test with a fork.
Cook ground beef over medium high heat until brown. Drain excess fat. Add water and taco seasoning. Reduce heat to low.
Serve ground beef in sweet potatoes with onion, cilantro, and avocado on top. Garnish with lime wedges and enjoy!