South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Low-Carb

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Fresh sweet potatoes filled with onion, pepper and seasoned ground beef, these twice-baked sweet potatoes will be your new favorite!

South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get this scrumptious low-carb recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get this scrumptious low-carb recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I think that too often people automatically think of sweet dishes when it comes to sweet potatoes. But once you get a taste of these savory sweet potatoes, you’ll re-think that idea in a hurry.

South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get this scrumptious low-carb recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

These sweet potatoes start with seasoned ground beef with pepper and onion and are topped off with a bit of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese.

South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get this scrumptious low-carb recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

If you leave the cheese off at the end, these will be a paleo-friendly meal.

South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get this scrumptious low-carb recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

South Western Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

South Western Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | Get this scrumptious low-carb recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Fresh sweet potatoes filled with onion, pepper and seasoned ground beef, these twice-baked sweet potatoes will be your new favorite!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 c shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and poke them several times with a fork. Set them on a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes or until they are cooked. Once they are done, remove them from the oven, but do not turn it off yet.
  3. While they are baking, cook the ground beef, onion and pepper together in a skillet, breaking up the meat as it cooks. When it is cooked, stir in the salt, pepper, cumin and smoked paprika.
  4. Carefully cut a slit in each potato and scoop most of the insides into a bowl, leaving about a half inch layer of potato on the inside of the skin.
  5. Add the meat mixture to the bowl with the sweet potato and stir it together to combine.
  6. Spoon the mixture back into the potatoes and bake for 10 more minutes.
  7. After they have finished baking, stop them with the shredded cheese.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 566Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 492mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 40g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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