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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

No recipe image available.Baked sweet potatoes topped with a savory, Southwestern-style ground turkey and vegetable filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium sized sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red pepper
8 ounces ground turkey
1/2 cup mild, thick-style taco sauce
1/2 cup sliced stuffed Spanish olives
1/2 cup loose-pack frozen kernel corn
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash sweet potatoes and poke each with a fork. Microwave on high until fork-tender, about 10 minutes for 4 potatoes (cooking time depends on microwave type). Turn potatoes halfway through cooking if microwave does not have a turntable.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until transparent, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add peppers and sauté about 4 minutes more.
  4. Add ground turkey and stir until turkey is cooked, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add taco sauce, turn heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in olives, corn, salt and cayenne pepper. Simmer 4 more minutes.
  7. To serve, cut potatoes lengthwise along the top. Squeeze the potato to fluff-up potato. Spoon 1/4 of the topping over each potato. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.