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
Servings: 8 servings
- 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