Filled Sweet Potatoes

Quick, simple and very tasty recipe perfect for the family.

Serves: 8-10
Preparation: 1 hour to prepare and cook



5 medium sweet potatoes
5 medium potatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt

For the fiery bean filling:

6 cocktail sausages
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
415g can baked beans
290g can chilli beans (either red kidney or baked)
1 red chilli, finely sliced
1 Tbsp sour cream

For the meatball filling:

410g can meatballs in tomato sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp plum sauce
1 Tbsp chopped coriander

For the spaghetti filling:

1 red pepper, finely chopped
2 x 400g cans spaghetti in tomato sauce
4 spring onions, shredded
1 small leek, sliced
1 tsp oil


Serves: 8-10
: 1 hour to prepare and cook


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Prick the potatoes and brush with oil. Sprinkle half with paprika and some with salt. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until tender. Split the potatoes diagonally and fill with the filling of your choice.


For fiery baked bean filling:

1. Cook the cocktail sausages under a preheated grill for 7-9 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Brush with a little of the sweet chilli sauce and place under the grill just to get sticky.

2. Pour the beans into a pan and heat gently for 3-4 minutes or until simmering. Add the chilli and simmer for a minute until the chilli has softened.

3. Cut the sausages in half and add to the beans. When ready to serve, spoon into the potatoes and top with a dollop of sour cream.


For the meatball filling:

1. Empty the meatballs into a pan and add the soy sauce and plum sauce. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through.

2. When ready to serve spoon into the potatoes and top with chopped coriander.


For the spaghetti filling:

1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the red pepper and leek and cook until soft but not coloured. Add the spaghetti and cook for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.

2. When ready to serve, spoon into the jacket. Top with a pile of shredded spring onions.


Canny fact

Remember that using canned food is good for the environment too – because all metal food cans are 100% recyclable.

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