weeknight dinner: easy taco sweet potato toast

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Does anyone else remember when "sweet potato toast" was all the rage or was I the only one who got sucked into that trend? And is still riding the wave? I just love a sweet potato. Back when I was hard core paleo I truly believed a sweet potato could replace bread (false) and really any other processed carb (also false).  Anyway here I am, the last person on earth still making "sweet potato toast" recipes aka slicing up sweet potatoes and putting stuff on them.

Servings: 2
Total time: 25 mins

  • .5 lb lean ground turkey 
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder (I use Trader Joe's Chili Lime powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • .5 red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 3 TBS of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo (Chiles in Adobo work too - this is a canned food in the International Foods aisle usually)
  • 2 handfuls of your favorite greens (I use the Power Greens from Whole Foods but spinach or kale or really anything works here, just trying to sneak in veggies where I can)
  • 1 sweet potato (I recommend finding the most tubular and symmetrical sweet potato you can at the store), sliced length-wise into half inch thick pieces (I recommend a v. sharp knife or a mandolin for this task) 
  • 2 TBS olive oil

For toppings:

  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 4 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Plain Greek Yogurt (I use this as a sub for sour cream) 
  • Chopped cilantro

Pull It Together:
Step 1: Coat a medium sized frying pan with oil and heat it up over medium. Once your oil is hot, add in the turkey and top with the seasonings + salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat as it cooks.
Step 2: Once the meat is partway cooked, add in the bell pepper, onion, garlic, chipotle peppers (get plenty of that Adobo sauce in there!), and greens. Stir to mix and continue to heat for another 3-5 minutes or until the meat is cooked all the way through and the greens are wilted.
Step 3: While the meat mixture is cooking, coat the sweet potato slices with oil and season with salt and pepper. Store on a plate.
Step 4: If you have an air fryer, put your potato slices (one layer - no overlapping) in the basket and heat at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes (as long as they aren't overcooked- this really depends on how thick your slices are). If you don't have an air fryer no fear! You can roast these in the oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Step 5: Top your sweet potato toasts with the meat mixture and the toppings listed above. **Note: these make great leftovers! Just pop the sweet potato slices into your air fryer for a few mins or your toaster and reheat the meat mixture. If you're planning to use some as leftovers, I would keep the meat mixture, toppings, and sweet potato slices separated for the leftover portion,

1 comment :

  1. I've never heard or seen anything like before! Sounds great and I like that it's easy to pull together!


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