Baked sweet potatoes with easy chilli & soured cream

Baked sweet potatoes with easy chilli & soured cream

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 8
Warm those winter nights with a sweet potato jacket and a quick chilli, perfect for feeding a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal559
  • fat24g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre8g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.05g
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  • 8 sweet potatoes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 red or green chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1kg lean minced beef
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can kidney beans, drained
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 300ml tub soured cream
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Prick the potatoes in several places and bake for 45 mins until soft.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, then cook the onion and chillies for 3-4 mins until softened. Add the beef and seasoning and cook for 5 mins, stirring often. Add the tomatoes and kidney beans, bring to the boil, partially cover and gently simmer for 30 mins.

  3. Season the chilli. Cut the sweet potatoes open, spoon in some chilli and top with soured cream. Pass around the sweet chilli sauce.

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2nd May, 2013
A great midweek recipe. We have two little ones so I left out the chillies and served with mashed sweet potatoes. I drizzled the adult portions with HOT sweet chilli sauce to spice things up. Yummy.
6th Aug, 2012
Amazing! Soooo super tasty just love this website. Im not a big fan of chili or hot food but with the soured cream it really mellowed it for me. Needed to keep potatoes in for longer, maybe the ones i used were bigger than the recipes haha! Cooked the exact amounts for just 2 people (bar the potatoes where i used just 2!) Going to freeze the rest and do the pie version in a couple of weeks cant wait! Xx
29th Nov, 2011
Can this be made with quorn mince for a very lean meal?
27th Nov, 2011
This a now a firm regular favourite at home - a really easy flavoursome midweek meal.
26th May, 2011
I have only ever made this as the sweet chilli pie, but it was a big hit with my other half and our friends. Excellent comfort food:)
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