Monday, October 8, 2012

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

There's a Lean Cuisine I like called Ranchero Braised Beef with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes. Admittedly, lots of Lean Cuisines aren't very good. But this one doesn't totally suck. The meat isn't great... but I love the sauce mixed with the mashed chipotle sweet potatoes. So I decided to make the Sweet Spicy Mashies myself.

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Alton Brown's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can of peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put cubed potatoes into steamer basket and place steamer into a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of basket. Allow to steam for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Add butter to potatoes and mash with potato masher. Add peppers, sauce, and salt and continue mashing to combine. Serve immediately.

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I have 4 sweet potatoes, because mine were pretty small.
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Peel 'em.
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Cut them into cubes and steam them for 20 minutes or until they're fork tender.
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While they're steaming, you can chop your chipotle pepper.

I like to buy the San Marcos brand, because it's a really small can and I usually only use one pepper at a time.
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Mmmm... spicy & smokey!
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Even with one chipotle, these potatoes have a nice spicy kick.
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All steamed and tender, butter added...
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Mash them up!
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Add the pepper & sauce.
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Mix until the pepper and sauce are well combined with the sweet potatoes.
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Now they're ready to serve.

They were perfect with some grilled chicken, sugar snap peas and baked beans.
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The color is bright and gorgeous! They were creamy, sweet and spicy! Totally delicious! And a gazillion times better than a Lean Cuisine!

3 comments:

buttoni said...

I also do a chipotle mashed sweet potato dish, but mine has lime juice, lime zest and heavy cream added to the picture. You might like what those can bring when you feel adventurous. Lime is ever so good with sweet potatoes, to me, better than orange, which is commonly used with them.

tamilyn said...

I discovered a couple of years ago that I like sweet potato fries. I need to try cooking some and making some mashed ones. These look awesome!

Heidi Szczepanski said...

These look amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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