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Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers and The Big Green Egg

Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers and The Big Green Egg

Grilled sweet potatoes, poblano and red peppers are amazing together and easy to cook. You will love this sweet, smoky, caramelized side dish to serve with grilled meat or fish. Allow at least 20 extra minutes to  roast the sweet potatoes before you grill the meat. I microwave the sweet potatoes for 5 minutes to reduce the grilling time. A drizzle of crema or yogurt will make the flavors pop.

I’m taking these festive Mexican sweet potatoes to Fiesta Friday where you can find recipes from all over the world.

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Have you heard of the Big Green Egg?
I think I need one.

BTW this is not a sponsored post but I did include Amazon affiliate links so you can see all the cool accessories for baking and grilling, etc.

It is a ceramic kamado style charcoal cooker that grills, bakes and smokes your food. The company says that you can control the cooking temperatures with precision. This might be one solution for baking foods without foil. Wouldn’t you like to smoke your own yellowtail or red snapper? Or bake your zucchini boats outside? Or perfectly grill a juicy ribeye steak? or grilled sweet potatoes and peppers?

You have to purchase them from a dealer so you can’t order them over the Internet. I’m fairly certain that you would have to bring one down to the Baja but it might be worth it. They look strange but sound perfect for the outdoor chef!

You can read about them here.

It looks like a giant green egg, thus the tricky name.

You can regulate the temperature with these cool accessories.

You can make pizza with the baking stone.

Natural charcoal without scary ingredients. Have you found decent charcoal in Loreto? I thought the charcoal from Bodega and Ley’s made our food taste like motor oil. Any other sources in Loreto or La Paz?

Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

August 20, 2017
: 4
: Easy

Roasted sweet potatoes and peppers for an easy BBQ side dish. Use your outdoor grill to beat the summer heat.

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Ingredients
  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes (yams)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Step 1 Scrub sweet potatoes and diced into 1/2 cubes. Chop onions and peppers. Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and microwave in a glass bowl for 5 minutes to soften. Combine potatoes and vegetables in remaining olive oil. Roast in a grill basket on indirect medium heat, turning every 10 minutes for 35 minutes until soft with a slight char. Serve with a drizzle of Mexican crema or plain yogurt.

Looking for more grilling recipes? You might like these.
Grilled Tri Tip in Cherry Chipotle Sauce
Chicken and Bacon Ranch Salad
Spicy Shrimp Kabobs
Shrimp and Pepper Pasta



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