Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Courtesy of Alton Brown, The Food Network
Add some spice to one of the healthiest root vegetables you will find this winter, the sweet potato which is packed with Vitamin A, C, calcium and folate and even has a high glycemic index. The butter in this recipe can be replaced with olive oil for added health benefits.
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