Sweet Potato Nachos

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Hold your horses, these are some amazing nachos.  We’ve had them for dinner a couple of times in the past month now.  I dreamed them up while playing, let’s use up what’s in the fridge and pantry.  That is one of Eric’s favorite meal-time methods – he hates hates having too much of one item around, while I am the opposite and would stockpile 15 of everything if I could.

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Start by roasting 1 sweet potato, at 425° for 45 – 55 minutes, or till soft.  I made a 1/2 pan, which easily fed Eric, myself, and toddler.  If you want a full size baking sheet, double the recipe.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place a layer of tortilla chips on the foil.  Tear the sweet potato into chunks and sprinkle 1/2 over the layer of chips.

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Cover sweet potato in 3 oz of cooked ground beef or fake beef crumbles, 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese, and a sprinkling of Mexican spice mixture.  Repeat layers once.  Top with 1-2 sliced jalapeño peppers, seeds in or removed.

qorn

I am a big fan of Quorn meatless and soy-free grounds.  I use them in all my recipes in place of ground beef.

baking

Bake nachos in oven for 8-10 minutes at 350°, or till heated and cheese melted.  I love my Breville toaster oven and use mine for baking a variety of things – Eric converted me years ago and I will never go back.  Can you catch my mistake in baking these?

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Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a choice beverage, of course.

Sweet Potato Nachos (serves 2-3)

1.  Roast 1 large sweet potato, at 425° for 45 – 55 minutes, or till soft.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place a layer of tortilla chips on the foil.  Tear the sweet potato into chunks and sprinkle 1/2 over the layer of chips.  Cover 1/2 of sweet potato in 3 oz of cooked ground beef or fake beef crumbles, 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese, and a sprinkling of Mexican spice mixture.  Repeat previous steps for second layer.  Top with 1-2 sliced jalapeño peppers, seeds in or removed.

3. Bake nachos in oven for 8-10 minutes at 350°, or till heated and cheese melted.  Serve with sour cream.

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