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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato *Recipe*

Sw sweet potato

I heart this recipe. It is so easy and all the ingredients are just perfect together. It’s also incredibly nutritious. I love when that happens!

It’s not a Paleo recipe, but you could make it Paleo by omitting the black beans. You could also add more/different veggies to pump it up even more if you’d like. Here’s what I used:

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean Salsa

  • 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can of sweet corn (drained and rinsed)
  • 3 Tbsp of salsa (I sort of eyeballed this)
  • chopped cilantro to tase (eyeballed this too. I love cilantro so the more the merrier!)

Ground Taco Meat

  • 1 lb. ground meat of choice (I’ve used turkey before but this time used elk)
  • taco seasoning (I used store bought, but of course you could make your own!)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 sweet potatoes, rinsed, pierced with a knife, rubbed in olive oil, and covered in foil

Okay. This might seem like there is a lot going on but this is actually a really easy recipe.

I like to cook my sweet potatoes in the oven so I get those going first. I baked them for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees (I usually just check them off and on with a knife to make sure they’re done). You could definitely microwave them though if you’re in a rush!

While the sweet potatoes were cooking, I made the salsa. I just poured all the black bean salsa ingredients in a bowl, mixed thoroughly, and refrigerated while the meat cooked.

black bean salsa

black bean salsa

Next up was the meat!! I cooked this in a pan on the stove then added the taco seasoning once the meat was no longer pink.

Once the sweet potatoes were done, I cut them open, added the taco meat, then the salsa on top (and extra cilantro because it’s awesome). That’s it!

southwestern sweet potato

I served it with roasted cauliflower-tasty!

This is such a great meal for weeknights when you’re not in the mood to cook or too busy. It’s quick, filling, and healthy!

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