Barbecued chipotle sweet potatoes

    30 min

    This is a fabulous summer side dish. Sweet potatoes are microwaved to kick start the cooking, then coated in a sweet and spicy chipotle chilli sauce and cooked on the barbecue until charred and tender.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 4 sweet potatoes
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chilli powder
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil

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

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat, and lightly oil the grilling grate.
    2. Cook potatoes on High heat in a microwave oven until softened slightly, about 10 minutes. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1cm thick sticks.
    3. Combine salt, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, chipotle powder, vinegar and olive oil in a large container with a tight-fitting lid. Place sweet potatoes in spice mixture; cover and shake gently until well coated.
    4. Barbecue over low to medium heat, turning often and basting with any leftover sauce. Cook until sweet potatoes are fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

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    I cut a sweet potato into chunks, and then mixed everything in a plastic bag before spreading on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. I baked these at 375 for about 20 minutes! Delicious! We will have to make some more soon!  -  30 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Salty, sweet, spicy, all in one bite! These are delicious! Such an interesting blend of flavors. I only cooked the potatoes in the microwave for 6 mins and they were starting to get mushy, so I think 10 mins would be much too long. The only thing I noticed was that they seemed to be slightly dry, so next time I will make extra sauce so I can baste them more often. A keeper!  -  30 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought this was such an interesting recipe I had to try it. I'm glad I did because they were very tasty. Be sure not to cook your sweet potatoes too long in the microwave or they will be mushy when you cut them and won't grill as well. Cook just till just barely fork tender and then slice them up. It didn't say to peel them first but I did. If you are cooking something else on your grill it would be hard to make these for a large family, unless you have a huge grill. I served with Kickin' Turkey Burgers with Carmelized Onions from this site and we dipped them into the sauce recipe for the burgers.  -  17 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)