Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

The week after Labor Day: you’re kinda sad summer’s over, kinda excited about the fall, kinda want to do a little cooking, and definitely want to maximize time spent outside during the last few weeks of nice weather. Enter: these 20-minute Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

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The options to top these and mix them up are almost endless. They’re delicious as is, but you could also add mashed avocado, shredded cheese or even crushed tortilla chips for a little added crunch. Plus, this recipe actually takes only 20 minutes thanks to a genius sweet potato cooking hack.

It stores well in Tupperware - simply place the stuffed sweet potato as is into the container -, lasts 3-5 days and is seriously delicious and filling. What are you waiting for?!

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

Ingredients (makes 4 potatoes):

4 small to medium sweet potatoes

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1/2 medium yellow onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 15-oz. jar low sodium black beans

6 oz. plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon (or more) taco seasoning, divided

Salt

Pepper

Optional toppings: avocado, shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips

 

Instructions:

1.   Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Pierce them throughout with a fork. Place on a plate and microwave on high for 8-10, until soft. (You may need to microwave them 2 at a time depending on the size/power of your microwave). Let cool for a few minutes once done.

2. While sweet potatoes are in the microwave, slice bell peppers and onion into thin strips.

3. Add olive oil to a pan over medium high heat. Add onion, peppers, 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside.

4. Drain and rinse black beans. Set aside.

5. In a small bowl, mix plain Greek yogurt with remaining taco seasoning. Add salt to taste. Set aside.

6. Slice cooked and cooled sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Stuff each with sautéed peppers and onion and black beans. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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