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Sweet Potato Tacos:: The Taco You Never Knew You Wanted to Eat

Tacos

I could eat tacos all day, every day. Everyone can picture their favorite taco. For me, there is nothing better than a crispy flour tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, jalapeños, and corn salsa with white queso cheese drizzled on top and dripping out the sides.

Except sweet potato tacos.

Let me give you a little back story. My husband accepted a challenge several years ago to eat vegan for a month and then decided to extend it to a full year. One of our favorite meals to make is tacos, so we had to get creative with a vegan taco. My husband wanted something that took the place of meat but did not pretend to be meat. He still wanted the essence of a taco but not the let down of a “I still remember the taste of a meat taco and this doesn’t come close” meat substitute.

Enter the beautiful sweet potato. My husband decided to cut one up in really tiny cubes, toss them with a delicious chili powder blend, and bake the sweet potato bites until the outsides were crispy. The sweet and spicy crispy sweet potato bites, combined with all the other elements of a delicious taco, made my taste buds sing.

Sweet potato tacos have become a staple in our household and are something even this ground beef taco-loving lady looks forward to for dinner. Give these tacos a try and put your own spin on them. Get creative with your toppings. This recipe heats up well for leftovers, so you can have tacos for dinner and a taco bowl for lunch the next day. Be careful – you too will fall in love with sweet potato tacos!

Print Recipe
Sweet Potato Tacos
Sweet, spicy, and crispy sweet potato tacos as a vegan alternative to regular tacos!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry sweet potatoes.
  2. Leave skins on potatoes or remove if you prefer skinless sweet potatoes. Both with crisp up. Cut up sweet potatoes into bite-sized cubes.
  3. Place sweet potato cubes in a large mixing bowl. Use as much olive oil as needed to coat all sweet potato cubes.
  4. Shake in taco seasoning of choice. Use enough to lightly coat all sweet potato cubes but not so much that you only taste the spices. You should be able to see the sweet potato cubes through the coating of taco seasoning.
  5. Spread sweet potato cubes over a baking sheet lined with foil. Make sure it is a single layer of sweet potato cubes with no cubes on top of each other. Add more seasoning if needed.
  6. Bake sweet potato cubes for 20-25 minutes or until crispy but not burnt.
  7. For tacos, place a light layer of cooked rice in tortilla, then add sweet potato cubes. Add jalapeño or pepper of choice. Add corn salsa or salsa of choice. Top with a light drizzle of sweet chili sauce and enjoy your delicious sweet, spicy, and crispy sweet potato taco!

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