Loaded Lentil Sweet Potato – Lentils.org

Loaded Lentil Sweet Potato

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November 18, 2019

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  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes

    1 Hour 5 Minutes

    1 Hour 15 Minutes

  • Yields: 10
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Poke holes in sweet potatoes and bake in oven for 45 minutes.
  3. In a sauté pan, heat oil over medium to high heat. Add bell peppers and onions. Cook until onions begin to caramelize, then add garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and cayenne and stir well.
  4. Add lentils and turkey and cook until turkey is browned and lentils absorb the spices.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine sour cream, lime juice, and cucumber. Mix well to make a crema.
  6. When potatoes are cooked, remove from oven and slice potatoes lengthwise down the middle. Scoop out some of the middle to make a bowl shape.
  7. Fill potatoes with lentils and turkey mix, top with ¼ cup (60 mL) cheese and ¼ cup (60 mL) green onions. Add a dollop of cucumber sour cream on top and serve hot.

Ingredients

10 each large sweet potatoes, scrubbed

1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

1 cup (250 mL) red bell pepper, diced

2 cups (500 mL) yellow onion, diced small

½ cup (125 mL) garlic, minced

2 tsp (10 mL) cumin

2 tsp (10 mL) smoked paprika

1 tsp (5 mL) cayenne

½ lb (250 g) whole red lentils, cooked

1 lb (500 g) ground turkey

2 ½ cups (625 mL) sour cream

2 tsp (10 mL) lime juice

½ cup (125 mL) grated cucumber

2 ½ cups (625 mL) low-fat Mexican cheese blend

2 ½ cups (625 mL) green onions, thinly sliced

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 sweet potato
Calories460
Sodium400 mg
Potassium650 mg
Protein25 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sugar11 g
Total Fat19 g
Saturated Fat10 g
Total Carbohydrates41 g
Dietary Fiber7 g