Steak Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large red onion, cut into half moons
  • 1 pound sirloin steaks, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 sweet potatoes (3-4" inches long)
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Pico de gallo, for serving
  • Hot sauce, for serving
Instructions
To cook the sweet potatoes:
  1. Microwave: Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork several times, then place the sweet potatoes into a microwave-safe dish. Microwave them on high for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife slides easily into the flesh. Turn the sweet potatoes over once halfway through cooking.
  2. Oven: Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork several times, then place them in a baking sheet. Roast the sweet potatoes for 45-60 minutes, or until a knife slides easily into the flesh.
To cook the filling:
  1. Season the steak cubes with the smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt and pepper. Toss to distribute the seasonings, then set aside.
  2. Heat a cast iron or other heavy-bottom pan on medium high heat, heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Toss in the peppers and onions, and cook until tender, tossing occasionally. Remove the cooked veggies from the pan and add the other ½ tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Add the beef, and cook them to your desired temperature. Combine the cooked beef and veggies and set aside.
  4. Cut a slit into the center of the sweet potato. Push the ends in to open the potato, then add ¼ of the filling into the center (and let some spill over the sides!).
  5. Serve with pico de gallo, lowfat sour cream and hot sauce (if desired).
Recipe by Delish D'Lites at http://delishdlites.com/lightened-up-recipes/steak-fajita-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/