This month we know you are going to love what we are serving up – sweet potatoes! These aren’t just any sweet potatoes, though, these are ones from Nash Produce of Nash County, North Carolina! Nash Produce is a real family affair, considering they are comprised of 30 sweet potato farming families across North Carolina, all growing sweet potatoes in the state known for providing some of the best conditions for growing them. It’s all in the TLC as well, and each root of a Nash Produce sweet potato is hand harvested and handled with care as to protect it from damage, which must be why they always are so delicious year after year!

Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Nash Produce’s Mr. Yams Microwaveable sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed, or 1 (15 ounce) can corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked edamame beans
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Avocado Crema (recipe below)
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped, for garnish
Avocado Drizzle
  • 1 ripe avocado, roughly mashed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350F
    2. Microwave potatoes
    3. Carefully sliced sweet potatoes in half. Scoop out flesh and place into a large mixing bowl. Try to leave a thin layer around the skin so that it can stand up on its own. Place skins back onto tray and lightly spritz with olive oil. Return to oven and bake for 8 minutes, allowing the skins to get nice and crispy.

  1. While the skins are baking, mash up the scooped out sweet potato flesh. Add the black beans, frozen corn, red peppers, onion, jalapeno pepper, edemame and spices. Stir to mix until well combined.
  2. Remove skins from oven after 8 minutes and fill each skin with black bean mixture.

  3. Bake again for 20-25 minutes, or until filling is heated through and tops are starting to get crispy.

Avocado drizzle:
  1. Place all ingredients into blender or food processor and mix until smooth and creamy.

  2. Add more water if you need to get things moving or if you want a thinner drizzle.
  3. Drizzle all over baked Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins.


Comments



2 responses to “Mr Yam’s Steamable Sweets”

  1. I would love a reply ASAP, please. What variety of sweet potatoes does Mr. Yam’s grow? I’m surprised that the packaging doesn’t say, as each type of sweet potato and yam has its own unique flavor and is best served with the seasonings that compliment it best.

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