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Bourbon Brown Sugar-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 skins
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4 medium sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

One 16.5-ounce can baked beans with bourbon and brown sugar, such as Bush's Best Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin' Beans 

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

1/2 teaspoon chili powder 

2 scallions (white and pale green parts), sliced, dark green tops sliced and reserved for garnish

1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, diced 

1/2 cup sour cream 

Juice of 2 limes 

1 avocado, diced 

One 10-ounce tube Mexican chorizo


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roast the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet until soft when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Slice each potato lengthwise and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Brush the empty potato skins with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Return the skins to the baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the sweet potato flesh with the beans, cumin, chile powder, scallions and jalapenos. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove the skins from the oven and fill each with some of the bean mixture. Fit a baking sheet with a wire rack, transfer the filled potato skins to the rack and bake for another 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend together the sour cream, lime juice and avocado until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  7. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain off the fat.
  8. Top the potato skins with warm, crispy chorizo, avocado drizzle and sliced scallion tops.