Chorizo and Kale-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Zucchini-Arugula Salad

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Chorizo and Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Zucchini Arugula SaladRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower 

A combo of superlean ground turkey and rich ground pork gives you the ideal mix of flavor and texture while staying nice and light.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 stuffed potato and about 1 cup salad)


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4 (8-ounce) sweet potatoes
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper, divided
10 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 pound ground pork
6 cups torn curly kale
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
3 cups baby arugula
8 ounces zucchini, shaved into long ribbons


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Pierce potatoes with a fork; wrap each in foil. Bake at 400° for 1 hour.

3. Combine vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, paprika, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and garlic in a bowl. Combine turkey and pork in a bowl, mixing well with hands. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey mixture to pan; cook 7 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Drain any excess liquid from meat mixture in pan; return to medium-high heat. Stir in vinegar mixture; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Place chorizo in a bowl. Reserve 3 2/3 cups chorizo for Loaded Chorizo Nachos and Saucy Chorizo and Egg Skillet. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

4. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add kale; cover and cook 4 minutes. Stir in 1 1/3 cups chorizo, 1/4 teaspoon salt, raisins, and 1 1/2 teaspoons juice. Cut a lengthwise slit in each potato; gently squeeze at both ends to open. Spoon about 3/4 cup kale mixture onto each potato; top each with 2 tablespoons cheese.

5. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 1 tablespoon juice in a large bowl. Add arugula and zucchini; toss. Serve with potatoes.

Created date

March 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 484
Fat 15.7 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Monofat 7.6 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 23 g
Carbohydrate 67 g
Fiber 11 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 627 mg
Calcium 277 mg
Sugars 17 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g