Jack's Firehouse Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Source: Jack McDavid, chef-owner of Jack's Firehouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 medium sweet potatoes
1 (28 ounce) can country-style baked beans
2 peaches, sliced
1/2 cup diced onion
3 bacon strips, cooked and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Wash potatoes and pierce several times with a knife. Place potatoes on paper towels and microwave on HIGH power for 10 minutes or until soft (see note).
Cut eight 12-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Slice potatoes in half and scoop out a small portion of potato to make a narrow boat, reserving the scooped-out potato. Place one potato half on each foil square. In a bowl, mix baked beans, peaches, onion, bacon and reserved sweet potato; season to taste with salt and pepper. Place mixture in potato cavities, dividing evenly.
Bring up top and bottom edges of foil around each potato half, leaving a little space for steam expansion during cooking. Seal foil around potatoes, and place wrapped potatoes on the grill. Cook 20 minutes over indirect heat, or until warm throughout.
Makes 8 servings.
NOTE: To grill potatoes, as an alternative to microwaving, pierce potatoes with a fork, wrap in foil and grill over medium heat for 1 hour.
Approximate values per serving: 166 calories, 2 g fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 7 g protein, 34 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 438 mg sodium, 9 percent calories from fat