Cheaters Grilled Sweet Potatoes

I had previously posted a link to a recipe on pinterest for Grilled Sweet Potatoes. I love sweet potatoes. Grilling them would probably make them even better because they would have that delicious smokey flavor. With two sweet potatoes sitting around I really wanted to make this recipe except I didn’t want to fire up the grill. While I could have simply baked them I decided to use a secret ingredient to make cheaters grilled sweet potatoes – Liquid Smoke!

Wright’s is one of my favorite brands of liquid smoke. You can usually find liquid smoke in the same grocery store section that has spices, gravy mixes or Kitchen Bouquet Browning Liquid. The great thing about liquid smoke is it adds that great grilled taste to food without actually grilling it. Next time your using your crockpot to make chicken add a teaspoon or two and you’ll end up with delicious “grilled” chicken.


Smokey Sweet Potatoes

Sadly I whipped this recipe together without measuring the spices. I did however measure the liquid smoke and ultimately used two teaspoons for two large sweet potatoes. For spices try adding salt, pepper and cumin. The combination is delicious with the smokey flavor.

Start by peeling and then dicing up the sweet potatoes. Drizzle with a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Add spices and liquid smoke. Stir well and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes and then stir/flip the potatoes. Continue to cook for another 20 minutes or until soft.

Have you tried using liquid smoke before? What’s your favorite way to use it?

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