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Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes With Cajun Seasoning

Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes With Cajun Seasoning 4.000

(Jennifer Farley)

Apr 14, 2020

An easy, flavorful vegetarian main, these sweet potatoes are loaded with flavor, thanks to the Cajun seasoning. Just a handful of ingredients and dinner is served!

Storage Notes: Store the seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.


Servings:
4

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Tested size: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • For the Cajun seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons mild or sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder (granulated garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • For the potato
  • Four (12-ounce) medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed well
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Homemade Cajun Seasoning, divided, or more as needed
  • One (14.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 or 4 fresh chives, finely chopped (about 4 teaspoons)

Directions

Make the Cajun seasoning: In a small bowl, whisk together the paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powders, thyme and cayenne pepper until combined. Makes about 2/3 cup.

Make the potato: Position a baking rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Place the sweet potatoes on the sheet, and using a fork, prick the sweet potatoes in several places; this helps to release steam.

Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the potatoes are soft.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream and 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning. In a separate, microwave-safe medium bowl, combine the black beans, red bell pepper, oil and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Taste and season with more Cajun seasoning, if desired.

Warm the black bean mixture in the microwave on HIGH for 60 to 90 seconds, stirring halfway through. (Alternatively, you can warm the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.)

To serve, place a sweet potato on each plate. Cut each one in half lengthwise, opening the slit enough to expose some of the flesh. Top each one with a quarter of the black bean mixture, a generous dollop of the Cajun-spiced sour cream and 1 teaspoon chives.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 472


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 8g 12%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 15mg 5%

Sodium: 710mg 30%

Total Carbohydrates: 88g 29%

Dietary Fiber: 18g 72%

Sugar: 16g

Protein: 12g


Calories per serving: 472


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 8g 12%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 15mg 5%

Sodium: 710mg 30%

Total Carbohydrates: 88g 29%

Dietary Fiber: 18g 72%

Sugar: 16g

Protein: 12g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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