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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

I'm an avid follower of perrysplate.com, her recipes are always delicious and full of good-for-you things, like spinach and sweet potatoes. The ingredients in these tacos don't seem like they would mesh together well, but man, they are a great combination! Hopefully we can use the "hobo dinner" cooking style to our advantage when we go camping this summer! You should definitely give these tacos a try for a fun twist on a traditional favorite!

Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos
by: www.perrysplate.com

Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos
by Natalie @ http://perrysplate.com

1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning
1/2 cup tomato sauce (4 ounces)
1 can black, kidney, or pinto beans, drained
2-3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups total)
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole for garnish
6 12-inch long pieces of aluminum foil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Brown ground meat in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce, and beans. Set aside.

To assemble packets, spray the foil with non-stick spray. Place 1 cup sweet potato cubes in the center of each piece. Top with a small piece of butter (about 1 tsp) and a pinch or two of salt. Sprinkle some chopped spinach over the sweet potatoes, followed by about 1/3 cup of taco meat and sprinkle of cheese. Fold the sides in, then bring the top and bottom ends of the foil together in the center and fold, sealing the packet.

Repeat with remaining ingredients, placing the packets on a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender.

Serve with sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole.

Makes 6 servings.


  1. Hey, I just made these two days ago! I hadn't gotten around to commenting on the old blog yet so I'll just leave a comment here. Fantastic! A fun twist on a great classic. Wait, I think you said that already.

  2. Oooh, looks delicious! We are all about Mexican food in our house, so I'll definitely be trying these!

  3. OH can't wait to try these!! Maybe I'll trow them on the grill for a fun cook out idea :)

  4. We made this and we loved it. Kids gobbled it up, and I thought it was a nice twist of the old tinfoil dinners.


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