Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Leftovers! We don’t have a lot of them in my house because Craig has a very big appetite. But my Chicken Corn Chili recipe made plenty of them. Instead of just eating the tasty chili, I decided to find a way to use the leftovers.

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Sweet potatoes are a healthy and filling ingredient for any meal. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene and  antioxidants, sweet potatoes also provide lots of healthy fiber. This meal was a no brainer. Bake some tasty sweet potatoes and stuff them with chili. The spicy chili paired beautifully with the creamy sweet potatoes and the result was an incredibly filling healthy meal. One stuffed potato has 325 calories and 29 grams of protein!

There are so many ways to stuff sweet potatoes, I’m already planning a few more variations. Veggies, grains, meat, cheese, you could do anything!

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Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
 
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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (approx 6oz each)
  • 1 cup of Chicken Corn Chili
  • ¼ cup shredded jack or cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, washed and chopped

Instructions
  1. Wash sweet potatoes and wrap with aluminum foil
  2. Bake potatoes at 375 for 30-40 minutes, until cooked through
  3. Unwrap sweet potatoes and place on a baking sheet
  4. Slice each potato lengthwise
  5. Scoop ½ cup of chili into each potato and top with 2 tbsp cheese
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. Garnish with onions and cilantro and serve!

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 potato Calories: 325 Fat: 6.3g Fiber: 12g Protein: 29g

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10 Responses to Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Jenn and Seth January 16, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    these look so so good!! i wish i was eating one for dinner!

  2. cakewhiz January 16, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    omg dara! i wish i can grab that bowl and run off and start eating away…lol.
    i have done something similar but used regular potatoes. sweet potatoes would a great change!

  3. Kristina January 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Omygosh this looks SO delicious Dara! Just inspired tonights dinner :) Need to make some stuffed sweet potatoes! YUM!

  4. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde January 18, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    Great idea! I’ve never tried stuffing a sweet potato, but that sounds so delicious. I usually just bake them (had one of those tonight!) or make them into fries, but I need to find ways to mix it up a bit. Next time I have leftover chili I will definitely have to try this!

  5. CCU January 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Stuffed potato has never looked so delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook January 19, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    I love sweet potatoes but haven’t stuffed with anything before. Now I got a great idea from you! YUM!

  7. mjskit January 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Oh YUM! Love that you used sweet potatoes for this! What a hearty meal!

  8. Bree {Skinny Mommy} February 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    YUM! How fabulous do these look?!

    • Dara February 4, 2013 at 12:32 am #

      Thanks Bree!

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