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Spicy Smoky Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ground Beef & Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
When you want to spice up your dinner options, but still want something healthy and quick, this recipe for Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ground Beef & Beans may be just the thing you're looking for!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 4 servings
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 can 15 ounces black beans, drained
  • 1 can 4 ounces fire roasted chiles
  • 1 can 15 ounces Rotel (Mexican Style) tomatoes with lime and cilantro
  • cups frozen corn
  • teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • chopped scallions optional
  1. Cook the sweet potatoes in an oven or microwave until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and celery.
  3. When the meat is no longer pink, stir in the black beans, chiles, tomatoes, and corn.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium/low and stir in the salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, and cocoa powder.
  5. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Stir in the fresh lime juice and butter until melted.
  7. Once the potatoes are cooked, split them lengthwise and fill them generously with the Tex-Mex filling.
  8. Serve hot with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped scallions if desired.
Recipe Notes

tools and equipment:

large skillet
wooden spoon or spatula
measuring spoons
can opener