Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl with Chili-Garlic Taco Seasoning

Seasoned ground beef, crisp vegetables, tender sweet potatoes, and a zesty cilantro-lime jalapeño dressing come together in this incredibly delicious roasted sweet potato bowl with chili-garlic seasoning. 

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Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl

with Chili-Garlic Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning to me is synonyms with Taco Bell, and that’s a good thing. I know some people scoff at the mere idea of Taco Bell. Some people don’t like the taste, and others think it is a poor attempt at Mexican food. But I have my own thoughts on it.

I have briefly mentioned my love for Taco Bell before, but I will do so again because my love for it runs that deep.

I have fond memories of Taco Bell. It reminds me of when my parents and I first moved to California from Mexico and discovered this little gem. We liked it right off the bat, not because it filled some Mexican food void, because Taco Bell isn’t truly Mexican food. There is just something special about the crunchy tortillas, the gooey, melted, yellow cheese and the seasoned ground beef. It is its own brand of something tasty, a guilty pleasure if you will.

It also reminds me of when my mom started buying little packets of taco seasoning so she could make her own versions of nachos supreme and Taco Bell style tacos. My mom was always recreating different fast food delicacies, in a much more skillful and flavorful way.

However, she did turn to these little envelopes of spice mixes because they were just so convenient. Learning from my mom, I also tend to keep a few packets of taco seasoning in my pantry. They make life so much easier and pack a punch of flavor when creating certain ground beef dishes.

Making My Own Taco Seasoning

In the last few years, thanks to the Food Network and Pinterest, I have begun making my own taco seasoning concoctions. I love doing this because it gives me control of exactly what I am adding into the mixture.

Plus, now that we are on Whole30 again (we are currently on our second week of our third round), I have noticed most of the taco seasonings out there have sugar and other additives that are not Whole30 compliant.

When making this dish, roasted sweet potato bowl with chili-garlic taco seasoning, I was excited to sink my teeth into some deliciously seasoned beef. However, I was even more excited about combining it with golden, tender, roasted sweet potatoes.

I love how sweet potatoes go so well with just about everything. This dish is definitely no exception. The combination of the strong flavor of the ground beef, paired with the sweetness of the potatoes, and the freshness of the vegetables  is just excellent.

But what really sets this dish over the top is the addition of the coconut lime jalapeño dressing drizzled all over. This dressing helps marry all of the flavors together, and just goes so perfectly with sweet potatoes.

Check out the simple and delicious recipe for coconut lime jalapeño dressing here.

Cilantro lime jalapeño dressing #coconutlimedressing #saladdressing

So let’s get to this tasty roasted sweet potato bowl with chili-garlic seasoning.

How to Make Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl

with Chili-Garlic Taco Seasoning

Dressing

Be sure to check the recipe for the dressing. The dressing does require a little bit of planning ahead of time for the coconut milk. Here’s the link to that cilantro lime jalapeño dressing again.

Begin by roasting two large sweet potatoes.

Roasted sweet potatoes

To do this, first peel and dice the sweet potatoes into medium bite-sized pieces.

Place in a large bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Next, spread them out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Place them in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden-brown on the outside and fork tender on the inside.

Roasted sweet potatoes

Ground Beef and Taco Seasoning

Meanwhile, begin browning two pounds of ground beef in a large skillet. When the meat is almost done cooking, add in 1/2 of a diced onion as this will add some flavor to the meat.

While the beef cooks, prepare the taco seasoning. In a small bowl, mix together 1 1/2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of onion powder, 3 tablespoons of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 3 teaspoons of kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.

Little girl mixing homemade taco seasoning #homemadetacoseasoning
My little girl has become quite the helper lately.

Once the meat has finished cooking, add in three tablespoons of the taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water. Mix this all together with the meat until the water evaporates.

Ground beef and homemade taco seasoning #homemadetacoseasoning

At this point, taste the ground beef to check the seasoning. I start with 3 tablespoons, but usually end up adding another tablespoon or so and another 1/4 cup of water.

An important note is to season this to your liking. If you want to end up adding more than 3 or 4 tablespoons, that’s up to your own taste preference. Just be sure to add water when you do in order to help spread the taco seasoning throughout all of the meat.

Ground beef and homemade taco seasoning #homemadetacoseasoning

Any leftover taco seasoning can stored in an air-tight container for another meal.

Salad and Bowl Assembly

Next, create a green salad with the vegetables of your liking. I like to start with a bed of iceberg lettuce, then I add  tomatoes, mushrooms and radishes.

Then, assemble your bowl. Start with salad at the bottom, next add the beef and sweet potatoes. Finally, finish it off with a nice drizzle of coconut lime jalapeño dressing on top.

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I am telling you the combination of all of these flavors in this roasted sweet potato bowl with chili-garlic taco seasoning is  amazing!

I hope you enjoy!

Honestly, let me know, how do you feel about Taco Bell? I’d love to know in the comments below.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl with Chili-Garlic Taco Seasoning

Seasoned ground beef, crisp vegetables, tender sweet potatoes, and a zesty cilantro-lime jalapeño dressing come together in this incredibly delicious roasted sweet potato bowl with chili-garlic seasoning. 

Author: Gemma from Everyday Latina
Ingredients
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
Ground Beef
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 onion
Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
Salad
  • 5 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (baby bella or white)
  • 2 cup sliced radishes
Instructions
Coconut Lime Jalapeño Dressing
  1. Cilantro lime jalapeño dressing #coconutlimedressing #saladdressing
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Wash, peel, and dice sweet potatoes into medium bite-sized pieces, about half an inch each. Place in a large bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

  3. Spread the diced sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden-brown on the outside and fork tender on the inside.

Ground Beef
  1. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, brown two pounds of ground beef in a large skillet. When the meat is almost done cooking, add 1/2 of a diced onion and sauté with the meat.

Taco Seasoning
  1. While the beef cooks, prepare the taco seasoning by mixing all of the taco seasoning spices in a small bowl. 

  2. Once the meat has finished cooking, add in 3 tablespoons of the taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water. Mix together with the meat until the water evaporates.

  3. Taste meat for seasoning. Adjust seasoning to your liking by adding more taco seasonings as you see fit. Be sure to add at least 1/4 cup of water for every tablespoon of seasoning you add.

  4. Mix any added taco seasoning and water with the meat and allow water to evaporate.

Salad and Assembly
  1. Create the salad with the vegetables listed, or any vegetables of your choice.

  2. Assemble each bowl, starting with the salad, then the beef and sweet potatoes. Finish them off with a generous drizzle of the coconut lime jalapeño dressing.

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover taco seasoning in an air-tight container for another meal.

12 Comments


  1. I love sweet potatoes but I’m usually pretty boring with them. This looks REALLY good! I’m not a red meat eater so I’m going to try this recipe with ground turkey. I love the spice combinations you’ve used and that dressing looks like it really kicks this dish up a big notch. Yum!

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  2. This recipe is pretty much my favorite ingredients to eat! I love sweet potato and I like to make bowls like these. I will be trying your homemade taco seasoning! I wish I could get the kids on board to eat sweet potatoes though!

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  3. Rebecca

    Sweet Potatoes are really delicious and I haven’t found a way to prepare them that I didn’t like, so this recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try it!

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