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Sweetpotato Foil Packet Tacos

Winner in the 2011 Sweet n’ Healthy Blogger Recipe Contest; Perry’s Plate
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  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 15- ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 pounds sweetpotatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (about 2-3 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh chopped spinach
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground meat. Stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce and beans; set aside.
  • Lay out six 12-inch long pieces of aluminum foil; spray each piece with non-stick spray.
  • In the center of a piece of foil, place 1 cup of sweetpotatoes, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4cup spinach, 1/3 cup taco meat and 1/4 cup of cheese.
  • 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.
  • Place packets on rimmed cookie sheet; bake until sweetpotatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream or guacamole.
Number of servings (yield): 6