Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

Courtesy of North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission 6 Servings • 10 Min. Prep Time • 35 Min. Cook Time


1/2 lb. ground turkey
3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
1/2 c. tomato sauce
1(15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-in. cubes (about 2-3 medium)
2 Tbsp. butter, divided
3/4 tsp. salt, divided
1-1/2 c. fresh chopped spinach
1-1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground meat. Stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce and beans; set aside.

3. Lay out six 12-in. long pieces of aluminum foil; spray each piece with non-stick spray.

4. In the center of a piece of foil, place 1 c. of sweet potatoes, 1 tsp. butter, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/4 c. spinach, 1/3 c. taco meat and 1/4 c. of cheese.

5. Fold sides of foil in over the mixture; fold the top and bottom ends of the foil inward and seal. Repeat with remaining foil and ingredients.

6. Place packets on rimmed cookie sheet; bake until sweet potatoes are tender, about 25 min.

7. Serve with sour cream or guacamole.

* Winner in the 2011 Sweet n' Healthy Blogger Recipe Contest; Perry's Plate