WI Whisk Recipe of the Week - Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Kale and Beans

Description

My favorite way to turn a sweet potato into a dinner the entire family can get behind.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. If you're starting out with uncooked beans, soak the beans overnight. Place beans in a large pot with at least an inch of water covering them plus a bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover, and cook for 45 minutes or until beans are soft. Strain beans and set aside. This whole process can be done the previous day if needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 400.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking dish, rub with olive oil, and poke a couple holes in them with a fork. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  4. About 15 minutes before the potatoes are done, heat butter in a large pan. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add in bacon and cook until slightly crispy, about 1-2 minutes more. Stir in red pepper flakes, white beans, and kale. Add lemon juice and cook until kale has wilted.
  5. Once potatoes are done, cut each down the middle and stuff with kale and beans mixture.