Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
- Prep Time 0:25
- Cook Time 0:45s
- Estimated Cost $8
- 11 Comments
These are so good, they make me want to throw a cocktail party tonight, just so I can serve them. Smoky and sweet, with just a little kick, I dare you to eat just one. Oh, and also really, really easy to make.
- 2 tbsp butter $1.50 for a stick
- 1 tbsp Ancho chili powder $1.50 for 1 oz.
- 1/4 tsp salt Pantry
- a few grinds of fresh black pepper Pantry
- 2 tsp honey or brown sugar Pantry
- 2 medium garnet yams, scrubbed (leave the skin on), cut into about 30 chunks $1.50
- 10 strips bacon, cut horizontally into thirds $3.50 for 12 oz.
Recipe Serves 4-6
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the chili powder, salt, black pepper and honey or sugar. Stir well to combine.
- Add the yam chunks and stir well to coat them in the butter mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, then transfer the sweet potatoes to a clean plate and allow to cool. Set the pan and its residual butter mixture aside for later use.
- Wrap each yam chunk with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place seam-side-down on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat until all the yam chunks have been wrapped.
- Dip a pastry brush in the reserved butter mixture (there won't be much, but that's OK--you'll only need a light coat) and brush the tops of each bacon-wrapped sweet potato bite.
- Bake the wrapped sweet potatoes for 40-45 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the sweet potatoes are tender.