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Fajita Sweet Potatoes

beef chicken gluten-free nut-free time_60 min vegetarian

Fajita Sweet Potatoes

Fajita Sweet Potatoes

Growing up, my family's favorite meal was fajitas! I loved the way the sizzling bell peppers and caramelized onions would make our house smell. Now that I'm older and make fajitas for myself, I like mixing them up with fun ingredients like sweet potatoes! They're a great way to add a little sweetness to the meal, as well as extra fiber and beta-carotene. 

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 small sweet potatoes, washed and pierced with a fork in several places
  • 1 Tbsp oil, any kind you prefer
  • 1 red bell pepper, washed and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, washed and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 lb lean ground turkey, chicken, or beef
  • 1-2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups corn
  • Optional toppings: jalapeno slices, cilantro, avocado, tortilla strips, sour cream/greek yogurt, hot sauce, salsa

Directions:

  • Cook sweet potatoes with whatever method you choose. I recommend the following 2 ways:
    • Roast whole, aluminum foil-covered sweet potatoes in an oven at 425 ºF for 40-50 minutes or until tender
    • Place sweet potatoes in a crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours or until soft
  • Sauté the sliced bell peppers, onions, chili powder, garlic, and cumin in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Set aside
  • Optional: Place the ground meat in the pan, and cook over medium heat until browned and reads an internal temperature of 165 ºF
  • Evenly divide the sweet potatoes, fajita vegetables, beans, corn and/or ground meat among 4-5 food storage containers. Add desired toppings and serve immediately, or let cool, cover, and store in the refrigerator/freezer

Recipe Modifications:

  • Gluten-Free: None
  • Nut-Free: None
  • Vegetarian/Vegan: Skip the ground meat, and instead use an extra can of black beans!  

Recipe Notes:

  • If sweet potatoes aren't your thing, this recipe also works well with white potatoes. Or, fajitas made with corn or flour tortillas are also a tasty choice! 

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