They are, of course, delicious just by themselves, or with sour cream and chopped chives, but if you would like something a bit more elaborate, here my favorite sweet potato recipe:
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 28-oz can country-style baked beans
- 2 peaches, sliced
- ½ cup diced onions
- 3 bacon strips, cooked and chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the sweet potatoes and pierce the skin several times with a knife. Place them on paper towels and microwave on High for 10 minutes – or until soft.
Cut eight 12-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Slice potatoes in half and scoop out a small portion of the potato to make a narrow boat. Keep the scooped out potato. Place one potato half on each foil square.
In a bowl, mix baked beans, peaches, onion, bacon, and scooped out sweet potato. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place mixture into the potatoes’ cavities, dividing it evenly among the halves.
Bring up top and bottom edges of foil around each potato half, leaving a little space for steam expansion during cooking. Seal foil around potatoes and place wrapped potatoes on the grill. Cook about 20 minutes over indirect heat or until warmed throughout.
You may want to vary things. Some people think that the smoked flavor of the country-style baked beans is too much. If you are going to try out the recipe, let me know how it worked for you.