Sweet Potato Skins- Texmex Style

60 mins (prep 10, cooking 50)
14 ingredients
2 servings
I love potato skins! I've had them is many ways, but I've seen very few recipes that put taco fillings on them. For this recipe I went one step farther and used sweet potatoes. The heat in the chile powder is a great match for the sweetness of the potato. For the taco meat, I've called for extra lean ground beef and a (partial) packet of taco seasoning; but I would suggest using leftover taco meat from another meal, since so little is called for. Also, don't feel you have to use beef- any ground meat or meat sub with your favorite taco seasoning will work here. These would be great to serve as finger food during the big game, either instead of, or along side nachos. I went pretty basic when I made them, but you can load them up with whatever toppings float your boat! I've included the time to bake the sweet potatoes, but you can put this together this very quickly if you bake the potatoes and make the taco meat ahead.

Categories:  <-60-mins , for-1-or-2 , north-american , southwestern-u.s. , american , number-of-servings , potato , tex-mex , vegetable , appetizer , snack , yam~sweet-potato , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (59.62 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 201.49 Calories from Fat 59.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.6g 20.32%
Saturated Fat 1.97g 19.66%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.84mg 1.89%
Sodium 822.41mg 68.53%
Total Carbohydrate 32.5g 21.66%
Dietary Fiber 8.26 g 66.06%
Sugars 0.64 g %
Protein 5.99g 23.97%
Vitamin A 226.5IU% Vitamin C 5.96mg%
Calcium 103.23mg% Iron 4.88mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
extra lean ground beef, taco seasoning mix, salsa, chopped tomato