Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1 14 -ounce package shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo or fresh salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 ounces 93 percent lean ground beef
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Directions

Pierce the sweet potatoes several times with a fork and microwave, turning halfway through, until soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the coleslaw mix, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a medium bowl and set aside.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste, chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 1 minute. Add the beef and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.

One at a time, hold the sweet potatoes in a kitchen towel, cut open and scoop out a few spoonfuls of flesh; add to the skillet with the beef mixture along with the cheese and scallions. Season with salt. Return the skillet to medium heat and stir until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. Spoon into the sweet potatoes and top with the slaw.

Photograph by Christopher Testani

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