I definitely love stuffing sweet potatoes with things. Just type “sweet potato” into the search bar and you’ll find at least 5 stuffed sweet potato recipes. And many more that just incorporate this delicious tuber in some other way. Sweet potatoes are easily in my top five foods…possibly even top 3. It’s hard to decide though because most foods I love so very much. I’ve tried to make this list before but right now I think it stands:
Yea, I think that’s right.
It’s a good thing I love food too because starting now I’m slowly ramping up calories. Come September I’m aiming for 3000/day and 375g of carbs. It’s going to be hard but I think I need to super-bulk like this in order to gain ANY weight at all. And if I want to snatch my body weight over my head I’ll need more muscle. To get more muscle, I eat ALL THE FOODS.
Okay, back to stuffed sweet potatoes. I think taco meat or any Mexican food goes wonderfully with sweet potatoes, but then again I haven’t really found something that doesn’t. I’m sure I could…like stuffing sweet potatoes with…okay just named several things in my head and it all sounds delicious, or I’ve done it before. I’m out.
This is a great recipe to meal prep too because the meat mixture is easy to make in large quantities – as is most Mexican food. I did two large pans of this but I halved the recipe for simplicity. This will make you 6 servings. I made 12 for me and Justin for the week.
I chose to do peppers and Rotel in mine and top it with avocado. Justin went the cheese route. We skipped salsa to save money (we like the good fresh stuff that’s $4 a container) – and the rotel took care of the need for salsa anyway.
Then you can just microwave your sweet potato before you eat them. OR pre-bake them all and warm it all up together (my personal preference). One day I even opted to just mix it with some rice I had already cooked (in the freezer! love it) because I didn’t want to bother microwaving the potato at work and didn’t have time in the morning.
I’ve called these paleo and I believe they are – some people say sweet potatoes aren’t allowed on a paleo diet. I say since the point of a paleo diet is to eat whole foods that sweet potatoes fall in that category.
Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 3 large colored bell peppers chopped
- 1 cans of rotel diced tomatoes and green onions
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 cloves of minced garlic
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 4-6 tbsp taco seasoning homemade if paleo or gluten-free
- 2-4 Sweet potatoes medium
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Poke holes in each sweet potato with a fork and wrap in tin foil. Place on a pan or baking dish and bake for 40-60 minutes (depends on size)
While potatoes are baking, Heat the olive oil in a large skillet
Add your minced garlic and sautee for a minute, until fragrant and golden.
Add the chopped peppers and sautee until they are relatively soft.
Add the ground turkey and brown it, stirring and flipping occasionally, while breaking it up.
When the turkey is browned, drain the liquid from the pan
Add 2/3 cup of water plus taco seasoning to the pan
squeeze in the lime juice. Stir to incorporate.
Simmer until sauce has cooked down and meat has absorbed seasoning - about 15-20 minutes