Baked sweet potatoes with steak fajita filling

Baked sweet potatoes with steak fajita filling

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Food blogger Alessandra Peters created this gluten-free supper of baked sweet potato and spicy filling. It's super-easy and contains 4 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal578
  • fat30g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre13g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 4 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, plus extra to rub on the potatoes
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 500g lean beef steak, cut into medium-sized strips
    Steak

    Steak

    Stayk

    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • a mixture of 4 orange, yellow and red peppers, thinly sliced
  • small handful coriander, chopped
  • 2 avocados, halved, stoned and peeled
    Avocado

    Avocado

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    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Wash the sweet potatoes, prick them with a fork all over, then rub with a little olive oil and season generously. Wrap each potato in tin foil and bake on a baking tray for 45-55 mins until soft.

  2. To make the marinade, put the lime juice, chilli powder, garlic powder, cumin, 1 tbsp olive oil and a generous pinch of seasoning in a bowl. Mix everything together, then pour half the marinade into a second bowl. Add the steak to one of the bowls and mix well. Add the onions and peppers to the other bowl and mix to ensure everything is evenly coated. Cover both bowls in cling film and chill in the fridge until needed.

  3. When the sweet potatoes have about 20 mins left to cook, heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and pepper mixture, cook for 12-15 mins, stirring often, until they go soft and start to glisten and brown, then tip onto a plate. Wipe the pan clean with some kitchen paper, add the steak and cook for 3-5 mins, stirring often. Add the onions and peppers back to the pan for a few mins before serving, then remove from the heat and stir through most of the coriander.

  4. Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork. Add a good pinch of salt and the rest of the coriander.

  5. To serve, halve each sweet potato lengthways, mash the insides with a fork, then top with a spoonful of the steak fajita mixture and a dollop of mashed avocado. Enjoy!

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MrsWoodho1
19th Apr, 2017
5.05
So easy, so tasty, and so healthy! This has become a firm favourite.
KasiaW30
21st Mar, 2017
5.05
Delicious, will be making this again.
clarel
31st Jan, 2017
5.05
These were really tasty and easily done. Would work well with jacket potatoes as well.
gardener27
31st Jan, 2017
5.05
Excellent mid week supper with no faff and lots of healthy veg. Will be making this again.
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