Stuffed Sweet Potato with picadillo and a cilantro lime sauce- Smart Little Cookie
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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Picadillo and Cilantro Lime Sauce

These baked stuffed sweet potatoes with picadillo and a delicious cilantro lime sauce are the perfect healthy weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean, ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon adobo
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sazón culantro
  • 3 tablespoons homemade sofrito (link in notes)
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olives

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Layer a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Wash all potatoes and prick with a fork or a knife several times each. Place on the baking sheet and bake until tender, about 40 minutes.
  • While the potatoes bake, heat up the oil over medium-high heat. Season the beef with adobo, black pepper, oregano, sazón culantro, and the sofrito.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan and cook until brown stirring and breaking up occasionally.
  • Once the beef is browned, add tomato sauce and water. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the water has evaporated, about 15 minutes. Stir in olives and remove from heat.
  • Make a slit lengthwise end-to-end across the top of each potato and fluff the inside with a fork before stuffing with the ground beef.

For the Cilantro Sauce

  • Mix the cilantro, mayonnaise, garlic, salt, pepper and lime juice in the blender until thoroughly combined.
  • Drizzle over stuffed sweet potatoes.



Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 9451IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg