Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker Recipe)

These taco stuffed sweet potatoes make the perfect weeknight meal. They’re packed with flavor and nutrition, not to mention the simplicity. In our house, we love tacos, which led to my inspiration to stuff taco meat inside a sweet potato!

2 sweet potatoes stuffed with with meat, lettuce, and cheese and lime wedges laying beside them
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On busy weeknights or even on the weekends, I often opt for simple wholesome meals. These meals usually involve a crockpot to give me more time. For this recipe I decided to cook the ground beef taco meat in a crockpot so all I’d have to do was bake the sweet potatoes before serving.

These types of meals are some of our favorites. They’re full of flavor and nutrition with minimum effort. For anyone on the go or feeling tired, this is a perfect recipe to try!

What are the Health Benefits of Eating Sweet Potatoes?

These health benefits are all found on everydayhealth.com

  • Source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber
  • Helps stabilize blood sugar
  • Supports eye health
  • May reduce inflammation
  • Can improve digestion
  • Helps protect hearth health
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
tin tray of sweet potatoes full of cheese and lettuce with a slice of lime beside them
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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Simple to make using a crockpot
  • Full of nutrition from the sweet potatoes
  • Amazing taco flavor you’ll love

Ingredients

  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (frozen or thawed) (lean grass-fed is my favorite)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 sweet potatoes (organic is best)

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How to Make Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Grease the crockpot with olive or avocado oil.
  2. Dice an onion.
  3. In the crockpot, combine diced onion, ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, water, and garlic. Stir and cover.
  4. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  5. 1.5 hours before it’s done, rinse sweet potatoes and poke them all the way around with a fork.
  6. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  7. Place sweet potatoes on a sheet pan and bake for 1 hour.
  8. Once baked, slice sweet potatoes down the center and fluff insides with a fork.
  9. Uncover taco meat, stir, and add it to the sweet potatoes.
  10. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
sweet potato cut open on a plat stuffed with ground beef topped with lettuce cheese and drizzle of sour cream
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Topping Ideas

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Mashed avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Greek yogurt drizzle
  • Homemade cashew cheese sauce

Storing Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Recipe FAQ

Can I cook the ground beef in a skillet instead of slow cooker?

You can cook ground beef in a skillet instead of a slow cooker if you prefer. Simply toss the same ingredients into a skillet and cook over medium for 10-12 minutes or until fully cooked.

Can I substitute ground beef for ground turkey?

You can substitute ground beef for ground turkey for a leaner meat option.

Can I use ground chicken instead?

You can also substitute ground chicken for a lean meat option.

How do I make the taco meat spicy?

If you prefer your taco meat spicy, add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

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tin tray of sweet potatoes full of cheese and lettuce with a slice of lime beside them

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
These taco stuffed sweet potatoes make the perfect weeknight meal. They're packed with flavor and nutrition, not to mention the simplicity.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (frozen or thawed) (lean grass-fed is my favorite)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 sweet potatoes (organic is best)

Instructions
 

  • Grease the crockpot with olive or avocado oil.
  • Dice the onion into medium size pieces.
  • In the crockpot, combine diced onion, ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, water, and garlic. Stir and cover.
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • 1.5 hours before it's done, rinse sweet potatoes and poke them all the way around with a fork.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place sweet potatoes on a sheet pan and bake for 1 hour.
  • Once baked, slice sweet potatoes down the center and fluff insides with a fork.
  • Uncover taco meat, stir, and add it to the sweet potatoes.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious!!
    Can I use ground Chicken instead of turkey?
    Any other suggestions on ingredients for on top if can’t have dairy?

    1. Thank you!! Yes, you can definitely use ground chicken. For non-dairy toppings, you could do a drizzle of dairy-free yogurt, lettuce, mashed avocado, and even a homemade dairy-free cheese sauce. Hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

      1. You’re welcome and thanks for those suggestions.