The BBC Good Food logo
Baked sweet potatoes with steak fajita filling

Baked sweet potatoes with steak fajita filling

A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.53 ratingsRate
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra to rub on the potatoes
  • juice 1 lime
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 500g lean beef steak , cut into medium-sized strips
  • 2 onions , thinly sliced
  • a mixture of 4 orange, yellow and red peppers , thinly sliced
  • small handful coriander , chopped
  • 2 avocados , halved, stoned and peeled


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 4

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

  • STEP 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!

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2017

Goes well with


Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.53 ratings

Sponsored content