Maple bacon sweet potatoes

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15 min


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Maple bacon sweet potatoes

Photo, Erik Putz.

Baked potatoes are a staple of camping trips. Shake up your usual recipe with this version that's a perfect balance of sweet and salty.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes , scrubbed clean
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork. Wrap each tightly in foil. Barbecue potatoes, lid closed, rotating every 15 min, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 45 min. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • LAY bacon on grill. Barbecue until crisp and golden, 3 to 4 min per side. (Bacon may flare up,  so you may need to flip a few times.) Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  • TO serve, unwrap and cut an X diagonally along the top of each potato. Pinch ends until the flesh pops out slightly. Mash the flesh lightly with a fork. Top each with 1 tbsp sour cream. Drizzle with maple syrup. Crumble bacon overtop.
  • OVEN directions: Prick sweet potatoes and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake in centre of 425F oven until tender, 45 to 55 min. Pan-fry bacon over
    medium-high until crisp, 7 to 8 min. Crumble over potatoes, top with sour cream and drizzle
    with maple syrup.
  • Camp prep tip: Wrap washed, pricked sweet potatoes in foil individually. Pack in a resealable bag. Store bacon, sour cream and maple syrup in a cooler until ready to use.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 315,
  • Protein
  • 9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin B6