Loaded Sweet Potato Boats

Categories: Beef, Entrées


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Recipe Information

Serving Size

1 sweet potato boat


Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information

One serving is 300 calories, 5 g fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrates, 12 g fiber, and 22 g protein


c = cup, T = tablespoon, t = teaspoon, lb = pound, oz = ounce, fl oz = fluid ounce, pkg = package


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes, medium (~ 4 oz each)
  • 1 can Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ lb Ground beef, extra lean
  • 1 T Taco seasoning, Get Fresh! recipe
  • ¼ c Fiesta blend cheese, reduced fat
  • 1 can Green chilies, 4 oz, drained and rinsed
  • ½ c Green onion, chopped
  • ¼ c Cilantro, chopped, optional


  1. TURN oven on to broil. Using a fork, pierce sweet potatoes several times and COOK in the microwave for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a skillet on medium heat, COOK the ground beef until cooked through. DRAIN and RISE using a colander and RETURN to the skillet.
  3. ADD taco seasoning, black beans and green chilies to the skillet and HEAT through.
  4. SLICE the sweet potato lengthwise and SCOOP out about 2 T from each sweet potato leaving 1/4-1/2 inch flesh around the outside. RESERVE the mash for another recipe or add in to the mixture in the skillet.
  5. PLACE sweet potatoes face up on a baking sheet. FILL evenly with meat and bean mixture. TOP evenly with cheese.
  6. PLACE in the oven under BROIL to melt the cheese.
  7. TOP with green onions and cilantro if desired.

Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services

Get Fresh! is an initiative of the Chickasaw Nation. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the FDP Grocery Stores, visit www.GetFreshCooking.com.