Wednesday, February 5

Tacos & Taco Baked Sweet Potato

The other night we, well I, made tacos for dinner. After getting two dinners out of it, there was just a little bit left over. So today for lunch I whipped up this Taco Baked Sweet Potato for lunch before going out and attempting to tackle the inches of snow.

Taco Recipe

  • 1 lb (+/-) Ground beef, turkey, pork, or chicken (note: if using poultry, you'll want to up the seasoning a little as they tend to be less flavorful)
  • 1 medium sized green bell pepper
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeƱo or poblano chile - if you want it more mild, remove seeds and any white on the inside.
  • 1 medium or large onion (white/sweet/red - all are good), diced
  • 3-6 garlic cloves, minced (add as much or as little as you like, I like a lot)
  • 2 TBSP oil (of your choosing, I usually use veg or olive)
  • 1 packet Goya culantro y achiote - OPTIONAL. You can also read up on ways to make a substitute seasoning in this thread
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 2 TBSP ground cumin
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP onion powder
  • 1/2 TBSP dried oregano
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Chopped lettuce (for serving)
  • Chopped tomato (for serving)
  • Avocado slices (for serving)
  • Tortillas - corn or flour, slightly warmed (for serving)
  • Shredded cheese (for serving)
  • Sour cream (for serving)
1) Heat pan with oil. Add onion, stir to coat with oil. Add all of the seasonings. Stir to make sure all onion is coated evenly.
2) Add bell peppers and hot pepper. Stir. Let cook 5 minutes until vegetables are softened.
3) Add meat and garlic. Mix well with veggies, so that they are all well combined. This will help flavor your meat.
4) Once meat is cooked through, taste to check for seasoning.
5) Warm tortillas. If you have a gas stove, you can just set them on the burner to toast - BUT KEEP YOUR EYE ON THEM. Should only take about 1 minute per side.
6) Fill up your tortilla how you like it and enjoy!

Taco Baked Sweet Potato

1) Poke sweet potato with fork.
2) Place sweet potato in microwave. Zap until cooked through. Let rest.
3) Reheat leftover taco meat.
4) Cut a slit in sweet potato. Using a fork, smash and fluff the center.
5) Top with taco meat, a little shredded cheese.
6) Microwave until cheese is melted.
7) Top with your favorite fixin's.


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