Most Mondays are Meatless Mondays at our house. I usually make a great “big salad” (you Seinfeld aficionados will understand). I also bake sweet potatoes and serve them with Ranch Style Beans- those flavors together are delicious!!!
I wanted to do something different last week, but sweet potatoes are so healthy that I wanted to use them- enter Sweet Potato Nachos. I heard about making them on my all time favorite blog, Hungry Runner Girl. My son, C, also likes to make them. I texted C to make sure I was on the right track and below is what I came up with. It is not meatless, but they were so wonderful and filling and fairly healthy!!
|I preheated the oven to 400 on convection roast. I sliced the sweet potatoes- skin on. |
Put them all in a ziplock and mixed to coat them with olive oil.
|I placed them on a jellyroll pan to bake while I cooked the meat.|
|After cooking the hamburger meat, I drained and rinsed it |
and added taco seasoning and Rotel tomatoes.
|This is my favorite seasoning. I find it at HEB stores in Texas.|
|I then added vegetarian refried beans to the potato slices.|
|I used refried beans with green chilis because I live in New Mexico now!|
|I then added the beef mixture, topped it with cheese and put it in the oven to bake until the cheese was melted and everything was HOT.|
|While baking, I diced tomatoes.|
|Plated and ready to eat!! It was really good!!|