Coming home from work today, I was trying to decide what I was going to make for dinner. I wanted something easy but since I had a PB&J for lunch I was hungry for something hearty! Sloppy Joes made the cut tonight and I figured it was the perfect time to blog about one of my favorite side dishes. This side dish is inspired by my amazing step dad Troyboy! Troy is a pretty mean cook and makes the best cowboy taters that he makes almost every time I am back home. I have been making these for awhile but since I am trying to eat clean, I wanted to see if I could tweak it to save some calories. I decided I would call them “Cowgirl Taters” since they are made with sweet potatoes!
I have blogged about how much I love sweet potatoes before and I meant every word of it! They are so good for you and packed full of Vitamin A. It is funny because I am amazed at how much my tastebuds have changed over the years. (Alex would beg to differ because I do not always like to try new things but I get braver the older I get!) I eat a lot of things these days that I would have never ate as a child. Mushrooms, onions, peppers, avocado, and sushi to name a few… If you were a picky eater as a child, I challenge you to try new things! You may surprise yourself!
1 large sweet potato
1 medium red onion, minced
2 minced garlic cloves
salt & pepper
Chop up the sweet potato and toss into a med/high heated skilled with a drizzle of olive oil. Toss in minced onion and garlic along with some salt and pepper. Saute uncovered until potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!