June 11, 2011

Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

i found this yummy dinner at perry's plate and decided to try it. my husband hates sweet potatoes so while hes gone during deployment is the prefect time to try this. this makes about 5 or 6 if you use less filling in the packets i made 3 bc its just me and i can have some leftovers. these are also great for kids too if you want to sneak some sweet potatoes and spinach into their dinner. 

1/2 lb ground beef or turkey
2-3 T taco seasoning ( i make my own)
1/2 cup tomato sauce (4 ounces)
1 can black, kidney, or pinto beans, drained
2-3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups total)
2 T butter
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole for garnish
6 12-inch long pieces of aluminum foil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Brown ground meat in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce, and beans. Set aside.
To assemble packets, spray the foil with non-stick spray. Place 1 cup sweet potato cubes in the center of each piece. Top with a small piece of butter (about 1 tsp) and a pinch or two of salt. Sprinkle some chopped spinach over the sweet potatoes, followed by about 1/3 cup of taco meat and sprinkle of cheese. Fold the sides in, then bring the top and bottom ends of the foil together in the center and fold, sealing the packet.

Repeat with remaining ingredients, placing the packets on a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender.

Serve with sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole.


  1. Oh my goodness!!!! These look scrumptious. Can't wait to try them. What a keeper. Thanks a bunch. Hugs!

  2. This looks so yummy! I'm a huge sweet potato fan and have been recently trying to find ways to use them in meals. I can't wait to make these!

  3. This looks amazingly delicious. Seriously. Wow!


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