Friday, November 21, 2008

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(adapted from

2 1/2 pounds cubed, peeled, sweet potatoes

1/2 c. half and half

3 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

1-2 chilies from a 7-ounce can of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce

1/4 c. brown sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes or until tender.

Drain potatoes and return to pan. Add half and half, butter, and lime juice; mash to desired consistency. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

Remove 2 chilies from can and chop; stir into mashed potatoes, along with brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.

NOTE: I did not have the chilies in adobo sauce so I substituted a pinch or two of chili flakes and 1 Tbsp. of barbecue sauce -- it worked just fine!

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