Tuesday

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes



I found this recipe on penniesonaplatter.com via Pinterest.
I made mine with a few different ingredients
which were in my pantry
,
but they were so good!



Ingredients for 2 hungry people..
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 diced green chile (I used one from a can)
  • 1/3 cup diced tomatoes (canned, again)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp neufchatel (1/3 less fat) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Mexican or cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
How to put them together..

1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place your whole sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Put in the oven once it's warm enough. These should bake for 45 minutes to an hour (or until the potatoes are soft). When you take them out, preheat the broil on your oven.

2.) While the sweet potatoes are baking, warm up a frying pan with olive oil. Saute the onion in the olive oil. Add in the cumin, chili powder, and salt.

3.) When the onions have cooked through, toss in the diced chile and tomatoes. Cook only for another minute.

4.) Drop the onion, tomato, and chile mixture in a bowl. Mix in the cream cheese and black beans.

5.) When the sweet potatoes are done and cooled. Cut them lengthwise and dig out the center, leaving the skin with a little bit of sweet potato lining. Mix the baked sweet potato in the bowl with the other ingredients.

6.) Spoon the sweet potato, tomato, black bean, and chile mixture into the scooped out sweet potato skins. Top with a couple of tablespoons of cheese.

7.) Pop in the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the cheese has browned!



Here is what my leftovers looked like..Still pretty cute seeing that it's been sitting in the fridge for 24 hours. To warm it up, put in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.