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Sweet Potato and Bacon Foil Packs

Sweet Potato and Bacon Foil Packs


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2

tablespoons butter, melted

1

tablespoon real maple syrup

1/8

teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1 1/2

lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces

1

cup shredded Fontina cheese (4 oz)

2

tablespoons chopped green onions

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  • 1

    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 2 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.

  • 2

    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.

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    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.

  • 5

    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.

Expert Tips

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
10g
Protein
12g
Vitamin A
490%
490%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:

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;

Carbohydrate Choice

2 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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