BBQ sweet potatoes

    30 min

    A wonderfully delicious sweet potato recipe. Sweet potato cubes are barbecued in a foil pouch with butter, sugar, cumin and cayenne pepper. Serve as a side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 2.5cm cubes
    • 30g butter
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Divide the sweet potato cubes in half and place each half in the centre of a rectangle of foil. Top each portion with about half of the butter. Sprinkle about half of the dark brown soft sugar, cumin and cayenne pepper over each portion. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the corners of the foil together and seal to form a pouch around each portion.
    3. Cook on the preheated barbecue, turning pouches every 10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.

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    You can also cook the sweet potatoes in the oven.

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    Excellent! I partially microwaved the potatoes first to cut down on cooking time. I put these into a foil pan sprayed with a bit of Pam to prevent sticking vs. foil packets. I love the sweet and spicy taste these have - it was a nice accompaniment to grilled pork.  -  29 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great flavors! I also didn't have room on my grill so I put the potatoes in a single layer in a casserole dish, sprinkles the sugar and spices over them and dotted with butter. I baked it at 375 until the potatoes were soft, turning occasionally to coat. Easy and so good!  -  24 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were great! If you have younger kids you may want to leave out the cayenne & substitute with cinnamon. My 4 year old was fine but they were a little too spicy for my 2 year old.  -  09 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)