Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

800 547 Jenni

We stumbled upon this recipe sometime when we lived in Tucson. After living there for 3 years and San Diego for 6, we developed a taste for spicier foods. This warming recipe can be made as spicy or not as you prefer, but it’s one of our cold weather favorites.Screen shot 2016-06-21 at 9.45.37 AM

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

(Makes 4 side-dish servings-I usually double this)

  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 3 medium) sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 lime sliced for each place

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 3/4 inch chunks or fries.

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Place in large bowl and sprinkle with spices and mix.

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Drizzle with oil and mix well again. Arrange chunks in layer on rimmed baking stone or roasting pan  (non-aluminum is healthiest).Screen shot 2016-06-21 at 9.46.42 AM

Roast on lower rack for about 20 minutes, or until chunks brown on the bottom and feel tender when pierced with a fork. Squeeze the lime juice onto the sweet potatoes. Incredible!

Family Tradition

Over the years that we’ve eaten this dish, our children have had great fun sucking on the lime slices.

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These 3 pictures are from a few years ago.Screen shot 2016-06-21 at 9.47.55 AM

We’ve had so many good laughs, especially giving lime pieces to our babies.

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Here’s the latest portfolio of lime faces. Joel, our current toddler,

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Lily,Screen shot 2016-06-21 at 9.48.48 AM

Seth,Screen shot 2016-06-21 at 9.49.08 AM

Isaac,Screen shot 2016-06-21 at 9.49.48 AM

& Raquel. I think they were trying to see who could have the sourest face here.

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Seriously, we’ve had some of our most hearty laughs with each other over this dish!

You’ve got to try it, and don’t forget the limes.

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