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Take taco night to a new level with sweet potato taco "shells." Tender sweet potatoes pair perfectly with spicy taco meat, creamy cheese and crisp lettuce. Let everyone customize their taco potato with their favorite toppings.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, February 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on High until soft, 10 to 12 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle and salt; cook, breaking the beef up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned and no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Whisk water and tomato paste in a measuring cup; add to the pan and stir to coat the mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Halve the sweet potatoes and mash the flesh a bit with a fork. Top each half with 1/2 cup of the beef mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, 1/4 cup lettuce and 1 tablespoon pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts

509.5 calories; protein 41.2g 82% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6.4g 26% DV; sugars 11.6g; fat 23g 35% DV; saturated fat 9.3g 47% DV; cholesterol 113.3mg 38% DV; vitamin a iu 28553.4IU 571% DV; vitamin c 30mg 50% DV; folate 29.9mcg 8% DV; calcium 274.8mg 28% DV; iron 5.2mg 29% DV; magnesium 78.3mg 28% DV; potassium 1218.1mg 34% DV; sodium 588.4mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

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