In the summertime, I think I can slather BBQ sauce on just about anything.
I brush it on pork chops, ribs and chicken before tossing them on the grill. Sometimes I like to use it in place of ketchup on my burgers. But here’s a quick and easy recipe for adding BBQ flavor to your potatoes. I’ve been into sweet potato fries lately. So I decided to jazz them up with some BBQ sauce as well. Wedges of sweet potatoes are partially roasted with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Coat them in your favorite BBQ sauce and toss some chunks of thick cut bacon into the mix and you have a sweet, tart & tangy potato perfect for a quick summer side. But these are soooooooo good, that I’m going to be eating them all year long!
I tend to eat sweet potatoes more in the fall and winter. I don’t know why. They really are an awesome side to your backyard BBQ or picnic.
These are a little bit sweet. A little bit tangy. And I love how the chewy, smoky bacon clings to the sauce!
You could use any type of potato you’d like, really. I just love the contrast of the slight sweetness of the sweet potatoes and the tang of the BBQ sauce.
You should try these for your next cookout. They are just easy and delicious. I know I’ll be making them again throughout the year!
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- 5-6 sweet potatoes
- 7-8 pieces of thick cut bacon
- 1 cup of BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cook bacon until it is not quite done (it will be cooking more in the oven).
- I like to place my bacon on a rack over a sheet pan covered with foil.
- With the oven set at 350 degrees F, I let the bacon "bake" for 20-30 minutes.
- Set aside to cool enough to handle.
- Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
- Cut the potatoes into large wedges (about 8-10 slices per potato).
- Divide the potato wedges between 2 baking sheets covered with parchment paper.
- Drizzle a Tablespoon of olive oil over the potatoes on each pan. Toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with a bit of salt and few grinds of fresh pepper.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and brush the potatoes with BBQ sauce, using a spatula to toss and coat both sides of the potatoes.
- Chop the bacon into chunks and divide between the 2 pans, sprinkling the bacon over the tops of the potatoes.
- Return the pan to the oven and bake another 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
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