[pinterest count=”horizontal”] I could eat tacos all day, every day. Everyone can picture their favorite taco. For me, there is nothing better than a crispy flour tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, jalapeños, and corn salsa with white queso cheese drizzled on top and dripping out the sides.
Except sweet potato tacos.
Let me give you a little back story. My husband accepted a challenge several years ago to eat vegan for a month and then decided to extend it to a full year. One of our favorite meals to make is tacos, so we had to get creative with a vegan taco. My husband wanted something that took the place of meat but did not pretend to be meat. He still wanted the essence of a taco but not the let down of a “I still remember the taste of a meat taco and this doesn’t come close” meat substitute.
Enter the beautiful sweet potato. My husband decided to cut one up in really tiny cubes, toss them with a delicious chili powder blend, and bake the sweet potato bites until the outsides were crispy. The sweet and spicy crispy sweet potato bites, combined with all the other elements of a delicious taco, made my taste buds sing.
Sweet potato tacos have become a staple in our household and are something even this ground beef taco-loving lady looks forward to for dinner. Give these tacos a try and put your own spin on them. Get creative with your toppings. This recipe heats up well for leftovers, so you can have tacos for dinner and a taco bowl for lunch the next day. Be careful – you too will fall in love with sweet potato tacos!