Filled Sweet Potatoes
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Filled Sweet Potatoes

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Serves 10

This recipe contains ideas on making your jacket potato more exciting, and works great for the kids too.

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  • 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


    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. For the meatball filling: 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.
    6. When ready to serve spoon into the potatoes and top with chopped coriander.
    7. For the spaghetti filling: 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.
    8. When ready to serve, spoon into the jacket. Top with a pile of shredded spring onions.
    9. Nutritional information per serving
    10. Potato and fiery baked bean filling: Energy: 550 kcals / 2137 kJ protein: 18.8mg Fat: 13.1mg Carbs: 78.5mg Fibre: 13.9mg Sodium: 1.52g Salt: 3.8g.
    11. Potato and spaghetti filling: Energy: 431 kcals / 1833 kJ Protein: 11.1mg Fat: 5.1mg Carbs: 85.9mg Fibre: 8mg Sodium: 1.38g Salt: 3.5g
    12. Potato and Meatball filling: Energy: 377 kcals / 1594 kJ Protein: 15.9mg Fat: 8.7mg Carbs: 59mg Fibre: 5.7mg Sodium: 1.41g Salt: 3.5g

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