South West Stuffed Purple Sweet Potato
Updated: Sep 22, 2019
Y'all. Lets talk about purple sweet potatoes for a minute. They are freaking beautiful. No shame in saying that this recipe can 10000% be made with regular potatoes. But I like pretty things. And I honestly believe that when food is colorful and beautiful it legit tricks your brain into wanting to eat it more. I mean if you think about all of the people in this world that have made livings off of being food stylist. Huge corporations are paying people literally hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to style food in a way that will make you want to buy it.
I genuinely believe that you can do that with yourself at home. Make pretty food filled with fresh fragrant herbs and lots of colorful veggies. The sight and smell of it alone will make you excited about eating your veggies.
Anyway, thats my rant about pretty food for the day. And these stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect example.
South West Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Lets start by saying that this was a recipe that I threw together with literal left overs and things that I already had laying around in my refrigerator. I had a left over roasted chicken from meal prepping an entire chicken for the week. I also had already purchased the sweet potato because I was obsessed with how beautiful they were at my local farmers market. Everything else for the recipe were things that I usually have on hand all the time. I always have onions and bell peppers in my fridge to sauté with my eggs in the morning. Avocados are a daily snack for me, so those are always on hand. Jalapeños and cilantro are staples since my family usually has taco salad at least once a week.
So when I say that this is a 20 min recipe, I genuinely believe that this recipe is a easy quick throw together thing for when you just have to use up what ever is in your fridge. I have stuffed sweet potatoes with everything from kale to aged gouda. I cannot stress enough that this does not have to be a south west recipe! THROW WHAT EVER YOU WANT IN THERE GUYS!
This is just my version of it!