Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.