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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a 30 minute weeknight meal that’s easy and healthy. Your family will love it and it’s a perfect meal to prep over the weekend.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 12 oz.)
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion
  • 16 oz. ground beef (85% lean)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chipotle peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 oz. shredded mexican cheese (or cheddar)
  • 8 oz. grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 oz. sour cream
  • hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork.
  3. Microwave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove and rub with olive oil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until soft.
  5. While sweet potatoes are baking, prepare ingredients:
    Dice onion.
    Slice tomatoes in half.
    Thinly slice green onions.
    Chop avocado.
  6. Heat large pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and onions when it’s hot, and cook, breaking up meat with spatula or back of a wooden spoon for about 2 minutes. Add chipotle peppers and all of the dried seasonings. Stir together, and cook for another 5 minutes, until beef is cooked through.
  7. Split potatoes in half, lightly smash and layer on cheese, taco meat, tomatoes, green onions, avocado, sour cream, and hot sauce if desired.

Keywords: sweet potatoes, taco, ground beef