Baked Potato With Smoky Bacon

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Time, Temperature and Serves is approximate and is a guide only.

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3.75/5 (4)


  • 4 large Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed
  • Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Onion, diced
  • 250g COLCOM Streaky Bacon, chopped
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1 can Baked Beans
  • 2 Tbls chopped fresh Oregano or Basil or 3 tsp Italian Dried Herbs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon Wedges and chopped Spring Onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Steam or boil whole sweet potatoes, takes roughly 45 minutes.
  2. Place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large over medium heat and sauté the onion and COLCOM Streaky Bacon until golden. Add the paprika, cumin, cinnamon and baked beans. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add herbs and season to taste.
  4. Cut a slit down the middle of the sweet potato and squeeze to open.
  5. Divide the bean filling between the sweet potatoes, squeeze over lemon juice and scatter with spring onions.

Delicious when served with a dollop of sour cream and a wedge of avocado.