Foil Packet Sweet Potato Tacos

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Looking to mix up your dinner menu with something fun and different? These foil packet tacos from melskitchencafe.com will not only satisfy your taste buds, but transport you to a rustic campfire dinner. Packed with protein and flavor, this is sure to become a weeknight favorite!

Calories  381   Protein  31 g   Serves  8

  

  

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, membranes removed and finely chopped (keep seeds for more heat, if desired)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cans (15-ounces each) beans (black, pinto, white), rinsed and drained
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped small (1/2-inch pieces)

 Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the ground meat, salt, pepper, and onion. Cook, breaking the meat into small pieces, until the meat is cooked through. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, tomato sauce and jalapeño (if using). Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the water, spinach and beans and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  4. Lightly grease the center of 6-8 foil pieces, each about 12-inches long.
  5. Place about 1 cup of sweet potato chunks in the center of each piece of foil arranging them into somewhat of a single layer; sprinkle with salt and pepper (don’t skip this step!). Add a heaping 1/2 cup or so of the meat mixture on top. Bring the long sides of foil together over the filling and fold tightly down. Fold and crimp each edge until tightly sealed and a little packet is formed. Repeat with all the pieces of foil and ingredients.
  6. Place the foil packets in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  7. Carefully open the foil packets and serve with taco toppings and garnishes of your choice.

Serves 8
Calories 381
Total Fat  10 g
Saturated Fat  2 g
Total Carbohydrate  42 g
Protein  31 g

Jody Nelson
Jody Kae Nelson specializes in VO2 Max testing, exercise, nutrition, and wellness. With a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University, she brings a wealth of knowledge to KORR. Jody enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and boating and can often be found enjoying the great outdoors of Utah with her husband Trey.
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