Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

4 Servings
45 min

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the nutritious Taco Tuesday you’re craving.

Baked sweet potatoes are filled with ground beef taco meat and topped with all your taco night favorites!

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a delicious variation on the usual Taco Tuesday. Ground Beef Taco meat is simmered and then ladled into baked sweet potatoes. Top with any taco toppings your heart desires.

This is a great option for busy weeknight meals when you take time to pre-bake your potatoes — or use your slow cooker!


Make-Ahead Options for this Meal:
  • Pre-bake your sweet potatoes in the oven.
  • Add sweet potatoes to your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
  • Cook Taco meat (this freezes very well!).


This is my favorite tool to use when browning ground beef! It saves loads of arm work, breaking the meat up.

These taco stuffed sweet potatoes are a great DIY dinner party idea. 

Fill a big platter with baked sweet potatoes, and all the toppings.

Let your people fill their own sweet potatoes with whatever they prefer and watch the magic of “hands-off entertaining” come true!


Taco Topping Ideas:
  • Soft & Hard Taco Shells
  • Salsa – lots of different versions
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Lime
  • Jalapenos


Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

Recipe details

  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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Ingredients


  • 4 Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbs Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Water

Instructions

Baking the Sweet Potatoes

Wash and pat dry your sweet potatoes.
Place potatoes on the rack of a cold oven, and a cookie sheet on the rack below the potatoes (to catch any juice).
Turn your oven to 350˚ and set a timer for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, check your potatoes, and rotate them.
Potatoes are done when you can easily insert a fork into them. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Taco Meat

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until cooked. Breaking apart well.
Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of taco seasonings and stir to combine evenly.
Add a quarter cup of water to create a looser mixture. Allow simmering for 8-10 minutes over low heat.

Serving Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

If you’ve made your sweet potatoes ahead of time, rewarm them in a 250˚ oven for half an hour.
Ladle taco meat into the center of a cut sweet potato. Allow your people to top their sweet potato with whatever taco toppings they would like

Tips

  • Baking your potatoes can be done a couple of days ahead of time, keeping in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Ashley Elizabeth
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