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This week is already getting away from me and its only Tuesday. You know when you manage to push aside important things to make way for urgent things? It’s been the story of my life lately. But at least I managed to restock our fridge and pantry yesterday with mostly nutritious items, so that’s something (when we run out of healthy snacks I turn to cereal, all day long).
I’ve talked about my newfound obsession with baked potatoes this pregnancy on here and instagram but I’m finally starting to branch out. The whole cheddar cheese and sour cream thing was starting to get a little bit boring and I needed something to jazz it up a bit. Using El Yucateco hot sauce to give the meat some extra kick, we whipped up these loaded sweet potatoes for dinner last night and loved them! The mix of flavors is so fun, and its just like a taco on top of a sweet potato.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 4 small sweet potatoes, cooked (I bake mine in the oven for under an hour)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/3 packet taco seasoning
- El Yucateco hot sauce (we used the red habanero and the new black label reserve)
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 1 can black beans, rinsed
- pepperjack cheeese
- sour cream
- cilantro (for garnish)
- olive oil
- Sautee the onions in some olive oil on the stove for 10 minutes, or until they are cooked all the way through.
- Similarly, add the can of corn to a frying pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium high and fry until the edges start to brown.
- Cook ground beef according to instructions on taco seasoning and add 2-5 drops of hot sauce (taste test so it doesn’t get too hot!).
- Cut the sweet potatoes in half (you can scoop out a bit of the sweet potato if you’d like so they act more like a bowl) and layer on the pepperjack cheese, taco meat, grilled onions, corn, black beans, sour cream, and cilantro.
- optional: lightly drizzle hot sauce over potato (I didn’t, but Ben liked more hot sauce on his)
^^I picked up a variety of El Yucateco hot sauces at Walmart and while my favorite was the red habanero, Ben loved the new black label reserve which is sold exclusively at Walmart. For more hot sauce recipes and ideas, click here or here.