Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
The ultimate Taco Tuesday Dish, Taco Meat Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! If you guys follow me at all you know I love adding veggies to everything! (Even zucchini in my flourless zucchini brownies recipe) As long as you use compliant meat, this recipe will be Whole 30 & paleo. Also be careful of the toppings, no dairy, but avocado and extra salsa and green onion are fine. So why would Tacos be any different? Using a sweet potato instead of a taco shell can save you calories, keep you full, and add a ton of fiber to your meal. Not mention they taste delicious 🙂 I hope you you enjoy this recipe as much as we did 🙂
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It’s Raining Tacos….
Have you guys heard that song yet? I heard it at a kids birthday party last year, and it quickly moved up the list to my all-time greatest hits. I love Tacos. Who doesn’t? Firstly you have unlimited flavor combos, so great. Secondly, you have all the toppings, for me the toppings are what really makes the taco! I love a carne asada, chicken taco, and I’ll do backflips for a perfectly cooked fish or shrimp taco. Because, a good fish taco is something sacred in my book.
But sometimes there is something really special about just a classic ground beef taco. I have fond memories about taco night growing up, my mom would but the beef on the table and have all the toppings, it was like a make your own buffet. Hands down my favorite dinner growing up, every single time! The beauty of this recipe, you can use any taco meat you want! You can stuff these with any leftover taco meat you have :)If you need a recipe for simple and easy taco meat, check my Veggie Loaded Instapot Taco recipe or my Easiest Ground Turkey Taco Meat, recipe. Both of these recipes will keep this Whole 30 and Paleo Complaint. But you can also add any of the delicious taco meats I suggest above!
Tips, Recs, Subs
- Taco Meat – As I stated above, you can use any taco meat you want in this recipe from pork carnitas, to shrimp. Although, I prefer beef or ground turkey tacos in this recipe and have two great recipes here. Veggie Loaded Taco Meat and Easy Ground Turkey Taco Meat.
- Sweet Potatoes – In my opinion, the best way to cook the sweet potatoes is in the Instant Pot. They come out perfectly cooked and fluffy on the inside every time. Take a look at my Perfect Instapot Sweet Potatoes recipe. If you don’t have an instanpot, the one I have and use at least 2-3x a week if not more is linked below! Can’t recommend this kitchen appliance enough 🙂 However, you can boil or roast them if you don’t have an instapot.
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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 1 lb Ground Turkey or Beef See tips recs/swaps for Veggie Loaded Taco Meat if you prefer or use your own taco meat recipe. Can use shrimp tacos filling, pork, carne asada.
- 1/2 Jar of Salsa
- 2 Teaspoons Cumin
- 2 Teaspoons Paprika
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
- 4 Sweet Potatoes Cooked See tips, recs, subs for cooking options
- Optional Toppings – Green onion, cilantro, sour cream, cheese, extra salsa, avocado Cheese & sour cream will not be Paleo/Whole 30 Compliant
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (Only if using turkey meat, can leave out if using beef)
Taco Meat Recipe
- Heat non stick skillet with 1 tablespoon oil on med-high heat. Add beef or turkey to the pan, cook until brown, stirring every minute or so. Should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Add spices and salsa, continue to cook another few minutes until it has salsa has cooked down reached a thick consistency, about 5 minutes.
Taco Meat Stuffed Sweet Potaotes
- Slice cooked sweet potato in half lengthwise, add taco meat to middle and top with desired toppings! Enjoy 🙂
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