Time for a recipe!
Taco Tuesday has sparked quite the buzz lately- I know it certainly has in our home and for good reason. Who doesn’t love tacos? They are easy to make and with the surplus of taco shops and trucks popping up around the area concocting unique, but delicious creations I have realized the possibilities are endless.
Although we haven’t tried anything too adventurous in the Harris casa, we have taken the tortilla out of the picture. I know, I know that sounds absurd, but look at it this way- with the tortillas gone, you can enjoy more of the good stuff, like guacamole 🙂 !
We recently discovered the joy that sweet potatoes can bring to your life, sort of a superfood nirvana. Slice them up, pop those puppies in the oven and in as little as twenty minutes you can be tantalizing your taste buds.
Sweet potatoes and Taco Tuesday may not sound like the dream pair, but I swear together they are like heaven on earth.
My take on Taco Tuesday- replace tortillas with slices of baked sweet potatoes and make a delicious taco bowl!
Boneless, skinless, chicken tenders
Fiesta brand fajita seasoning
½ of a bell pepper (your choice in color)
¼ of an onion (your choice in color- I tend to use white)
½ a serrano pepper
1 sweet potato
½ a cup of diced tomatoes
Guacamole- we love Wholly Guacamole!
Salsa- if you have ever mentioned salsa in front of my husband he has most likely oohed and ahhed about the deliciousness that is Happy Tomato salsa– and he couldn’t speak truer words.
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Slice the sweet potato to your liking. We use one of our favorite toys, the professional chopper from Williams-Sonoma, to cut the potato into “fries.”
3. Place the fries in a pan and lightly coat with olive oil, then dash on some of your favorite seasoning- we love Fiesta brand Cajun All-Seasoning.
4. Season chicken tenders with fajita seasoning and lime juice and place in a casserole dish.
5. Bake the chicken and potatoes for 30 minutes, stirring the potatoes occasionally to ensure even cooking and to prevent them from burning.
6. Slice the bell pepper, onion, and serrano pepper into bite size pieces.
8. While the chicken and veggies are cooking, dice the tomatoes.
9. Once all elements are finished cooking, it is time to assemble your taco bowl.
10. Layer the sweet potatoes, sautéed veggies, chicken, tomatoes, salsa, and guacamole.
Mix up an ice, cold margarita and you are ready for the perfect Taco Tuesday!
What are your favorite kinds of tacos? Have you created any unique tacos lately?