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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, February 2019


Read the full recipe after the video.


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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

1 stuffed sweet potato half
510 calories; protein 41.2g; carbohydrates 34.6g; dietary fiber 6.4g; sugars 11.6g; fat 23g; saturated fat 9.3g; cholesterol 113.3mg; vitamin a iu 28553.4IU; vitamin c 30mg; folate 29.9mcg; calcium 274.8mg; iron 5.2mg; magnesium 78.3mg; potassium 1218.1mg; sodium 588.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

4 1/2 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 fat, 1 high-fat protein