Sweet Potato and Bacon Foil Packs
tablespoons butter, melted
tablespoon real maple syrup
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces
cup shredded Fontina cheese (4 oz)
tablespoons chopped green onions
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 2 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
In medium bowl, mix melted butter, syrup, salt and red pepper. Add potatoes and bacon; stir until evenly coated. Divide mixture evenly among sheets of foil.
Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
Place packs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 minutes. Rotate packs 1/2 turn; cook 10 to 12 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Remove packs from grill, cut large X across top of each pack. Carefully fold back foil. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese; loosely close, and let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions.
To make in oven, place packs on cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and green onion garnish as directed above.
- If you like a little more spice, use 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper in this recipe.
- In the produce section, orange flesh sweet potatoes are often labeled as yams. Any style of sweet potato will work in this recipe.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.