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I love Mexican food, but it sure is hard to find clean Mexican food. These days when we are craving it, we just make it at home. As much as I love our typical Mexican food night, I was feeling a bit bored with the usual. Enter this healthy, gluten free Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe (Paleo option.)
What is Chorizo?
It’s sausage and it’s delicious. It can be ground or in links. Mexican chorizo is typically raw and Spanish smoked.
Where to buy chorizo?
I buy my chorizo from a local butcher that carries chorizo from pasture raised pigs.
Why is chorizo so greasy?
It took me awhile to find great chorizo. But once I found a high quality supplier, I had no more greasy chorizo. In fact, it also wasn’t red, which I figured a good thing as it’s likely a food dye I wouldn’t want to be feeding my family.
Ok, now the recipe…
I wanted this recipe to be filling, nourishing and loaded with vegetables. The goal was to create something super simple to make that would be just as tasty as a Mexican restaurant. Even though I am not into any specific food rules, I have been desiring lighter fare with less starch in the evening. My husband however eats like a dinosaur, so I am always working to find a happy medium.
I popped the potatoes in the oven while the baby napped….
Grabbed the vegetables I had on hand….
And now for the chorizo stuffed sweet potato recipe…
Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe (gluten-free, Paleo option)
4 well scrubbed and baked sweet potatoes
1 pound chorizo
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cups greens of choice (kale, spinach, collards, etc.) torn
Option to add 1/4 cup each of any other desired vegetables (carrots, zucchini, etc.)
1 box/2 cups black beans(leave out if making Paleo)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano or 1 drop oregano vitality essential oil
1-2 cloves garlic, pressed
Salt and pepper to taste
- chopped cilantro
- sliced avocado
- plain yogurt (as sour cream)
- squeeze of lime
- Scrub and bake sweet potatoes. I poke holes in mine and bake at 425 on a sheet lined with parchment paper for 45 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Heat skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, peppers, any other desired vegetables, and spices.
- Next add chorizo and allow to cook about 5 minutes.
- After that, begin to break up the meat and stir veggies. Add beans and greens.
- Stir every 2 minutes until thoroughly cooked (see note.)
- Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center and push the ends towards the middle so it opens up. Stuff the sweet potatoes generously with the contents of your skillet.
- Any desired toppings and enjoy!
If your chorizo is not greasy, this will all cook well in one pan and need no straining. If your chorizo is greasy (or you’re not sure) I recommend cooking separately from vegetables, straining and then combining and adding spices.
Have you ever tried chorizo? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it and how you enjoyed this chorizo stuffed sweet potato recipe!
42 thoughts on “Healthy Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe (Clean Eating)”
These look fantastic! Totally up my alley!! Chorizo is amazing and sweet potatoes…well they have my heart lol 😉
They’re SO darn good! And thank you!
Sweet and spicy is always an excellent combo…..and chorizo is one of my favs!! Thanks for a yummy breakfast (or whenever!) inspiration!
Heck yeah! This is for when you just need food- timing need not apply!
Yasssss! Because sweet potatoes can be stuffed with allllll the things! And chorizo is a definite winner for me!
Yes! And yay!
Great combination! Yes.. We love Spanish or Italian or Mexican — chorizo. Love that I don’t need to use a lot but the flavour goes a long way! Gorgeous plate. Pinned and will make. Thanks!!
Thank you Carol! We need to do more of the Spanish! You’re right, it’s fun for a change!
I am on a huge sweet potato kick right now! Gotta work this one into the rotation!
Me too! So funny. Enjoy Linda!
Me too! Great minds think alike Linda!
This looks like a great recipe!
Thanks Jennifer! <3
These look amazing! The Chorizo in sweet potatoes sounds like a wonderful combination!!!
Yes! It’s great breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Oh my goodness, these sound delicious! You really can’t get much better than sweet potatoes and sausage. 😉 I’ll have to find some chorizo and give them a try!
Thank you Raia! I hope you enjoy!
I love stuffed sweet potatoes! Never tried it with chorizo, such a great idea!
Thank you so much Joni!
This looks fantastic! I haven’t had chorizo in such a long time and you are reminding me that I have to eat it because now I’m craving it!
Thank you Jean! Get your chorizo on girl! It’s so yummy!
I love a good clean eating recipe! I always feel my best when I’m eating clean.
Heck yeah! It’s all about feeling good.
Chorizo and sweet potato is such an awesome combo, love the sound of this!
Thank you Carrie! It’s surprisingly tasty!
We love chorizo, and I haven’t made it in so long! I have my own blend I like to make – it would be amazing on a sweet potato! Thank you for the inspiration!
I am in love with this recipe though I am a vegetarian. I can totally see myself making the vegetarian version of it!!
Yes- just hold the chorizo and you’re all set!
This looks delicious! I’m all for making healthy versions at home!
YES- me too Cathy! So healthy and saves money!
Sounds like a delicious and hearty dish! Great idea to stuff sweet potatoes.
Thank you Tina! I hope you get the chance to make it sometime!
Chorizo is one of my favorite proteins and what a simple yet creative way to pair it with the fiber rich sweet potato.
It is so tasty! i never liked it until I found a very high quality source!
Love this recipe ! So easy, delicious, and packed with yummy flavor !
Thank you so much!
I love all of the ingredients! What a delicious and fun recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Such kind words. Thank you Yang!
I love Mexican Chorizo, but have not had it with a sweet potato! It’s a great combination of ingredients too, sweet, savory and spicy.
YES! You have to try it with the salsa too Anne!
Total comfort food!! I love chorizo, and so yummy to put it with the sweet sweet potato. Delish dinner, for sure!
Thanks Megan! It is!