2/3/14

Sweet Potato Fajitas

I am feeling sad today. I am out of sweet potatoes. That is a sentence that shocks even me. I am a self-proclaimed sweet potato hater. But I can join the throng of folks who say, if you hate them, you never cooked them right. (Okay, so maybe I am the only one who ever actually said that.) I am a sweet potato lover now.

It all began with Smash Brother's sweet potato fries covered in rosemary sauce.  I thought, hey, how did sweet potatoes become so good?  That progressed to this Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding, and that gave me courage to try out an idea. I saw a post about sweet potato nachos. Blasphemy? Maybe. But I whipped some up with some of my own delicious additions and here is what I came up with. I have had them 4 times this week. Sometimes with meat, sometimes without. But now, they are gone. So, that means, no more lunch fajitas for me this week. I will look forward to next week!

Sweet Potato Fajitas
 
 
1 sweet potato, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 T coconut oil
1 T butter
1 tsp taco seasoning
1/2 lime
(Cooked diced chicken, ground beef, or roast: Optional)
1/4-1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
 
Bake the potatoes at 350 for 15-20 min until soft. Heat the oils in a cast iron pan and throw in the onions and peppers. Add the softened "chips" and sauté with the veggies until all are crispy and caramelized. If you are adding meat, throw that in too. I like it both ways. Squeeze the lime on it and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Then add the cheese at the end and allow it to melt.
 
Transfer to a plate and top with:
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • toasted pumpkin seeds
I have had tried it just about every way this week, and my favorite was topped with ground beef, wrapped in a soft tortilla.  But the vegetarian way is splendid!
 
*Serves one.
 
Note to self: plant sweet potatoes this year!!
 
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33 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely!! Can't wait to try it out. I absolutely love sweet potatoes just about anyway you can make them, so I'm sure I'll love these as well. Thanks for posting. Jolene

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    1. I hope this way will be the best! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite foods! This sounds worth trying for sure! Stopping by from Humble Bumble Healthy Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy.

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  3. Delicious and healthy! Love this recipe, thanks for sharing. Visiting from GurvyGreen.com

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    1. Is that an oxymoron? I used to think so. It is amazing how good healthy can taste. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I'm not a sweet potato person either, but I've been trying. My husband loves them! Anyway, definitely pinning this!

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    1. Let me know if this changes your mind. I made it to town yesterday and am enjoying them...again! It is that good.

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  5. I have yet to try a sweet potato. I recently tried yam, thinking they were the same thing, but then found out they are not. Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Tuesday hop!

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  6. Looks great! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    I found your post via the Hearth & Soul Hop this week.

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  7. Oh my... Looks delicious! I'd skip the tortilla and make a big ol' fajita salad out of it... In fact, I think this is going to be on tomorrow's menu! Thanks for the inspiration. ;)

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    1. I have done it both ways, and both are delicious!!

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  8. Sweet potatoes are so nutritious! It is such a pleasure to find creative new ways to enjoy them like this wonderful sweet potato fajita recipe. It's always a pleasure to explore your blog.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
    All the best, Deborah

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    1. Thanks so much for that Deborah! Always a pleasure to have you. Thanks for your kind comments.

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  9. I love sweet potatoes and this sounds like a great recipe to try with them. I have never tried much beyond the basics when it comes to sweet potatoes. I would love for you to stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/02/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-72-rock-cycle.html Have a great weekend.

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  10. I love sweet potatoes and they have so many health benefits. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Have a wonderful healthy day!

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  11. Ooh, this looks wonderful!! I adore sweet potatoes and even have them (and the rest of the ingredients) on hand. I rarely find a recipe like this, that has all ingredients that are allergy safe for me, so I am excited to try this.
    -- Rebecca www.LettersFromSunnybrook.com

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  12. Yum! That sounds fabulous. I'm trying to branch out from my 2-3 ingredient meals that we have over and over. I might have to give that a try!

    Share with me! Blog Hop every Friday!
    www.104homestead.weebly.com

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  13. Pinning! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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  14. I'm a sweet potato lover but have never heard of making nachos or fajitas with them. Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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    1. I was looking for a way to still enjoy nachos with out the GMO corn chips on the market. This was easier than making my own!!

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  15. Yum! This sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this at Tips and Tricks Tuesday!

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  16. Hi Janine! I love almost anything wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. I bet the sweet potato and taco seasoning are a great mix of sweet and savory. I've got to try this! Too bad I am out of sweet potatoes for this week, too. Back to the store I go!

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  17. Double YUM, I keep coming back to check out the pictures! :) LOL Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    1. Thanks Cindy. No one ever clicked one of my posts to see a picture! I am flattered. And thanks for sharing with others.

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  18. Its been pinned. :) I have honestly never tried a sweet potato. Maybe I will one day. Thanks so much for sharing on Meandering Mondays! Have a great week!

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    1. Well, try them this way...or as fries. Sooo good! Thanks for sharing with others!!

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