Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers and The Big Green Egg

Grilled sweet potatoes, poblano and red peppers are amazing together and easy to cook. You will love this sweet, smoky, caramelized side dish to serve with grilled meat or fish. Allow at least 20 extra minutes to  roast the sweet potatoes before you grill the meat. I microwave the sweet potatoes for 5 minutes to reduce the grilling time. A drizzle of crema or yogurt will make the flavors pop.

I’m taking these festive Mexican sweet potatoes to Fiesta Friday where you can find recipes from all over the world.

Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #186 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your cohosts this week are Colleen @ Faith, Hope, Love & Luck and Alex @ Turks Who Eat

Have you heard of the Big Green Egg?
I think I need one.

BTW this is not a sponsored post but I did include Amazon affiliate links so you can see all the cool accessories for baking and grilling, etc.

It is a ceramic kamado style charcoal cooker that grills, bakes and smokes your food. The company says that you can control the cooking temperatures with precision. This might be one solution for baking foods without foil. Wouldn’t you like to smoke your own yellowtail or red snapper? Or bake your zucchini boats outside? Or perfectly grill a juicy ribeye steak? or grilled sweet potatoes and peppers?

You have to purchase them from a dealer so you can’t order them over the Internet. I’m fairly certain that you would have to bring one down to the Baja but it might be worth it. They look strange but sound perfect for the outdoor chef!

You can read about them here.

It looks like a giant green egg, thus the tricky name.

You can regulate the temperature with these cool accessories.

You can make pizza with the baking stone.

Natural charcoal without scary ingredients. Have you found decent charcoal in Loreto? I thought the charcoal from Bodega and Ley’s made our food taste like motor oil. Any other sources in Loreto or La Paz?

[lt_recipe name=”Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers ” servings=”4″ prep_time=”15 MINUTES” cook_time=”35 MINUTES” total_time=”50 MINUTES” difficulty=”Easy ” summary=”Roasted sweet potatoes and peppers for an easy BBQ side dish. Use your outdoor grill to beat the summer heat. ” print=”yes” image=”×300.jpeg” ingredients=”2 medium to large sweet potatoes (yams);1 red onion;1 sweet red pepper;1 poblano pepper;2 tablespoons olive oil;salt and pepper to taste” ]Scrub sweet potatoes and diced into 1/2 cubes. Chop onions and peppers. Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and microwave in a glass bowl for 5 minutes to soften.

Combine potatoes and vegetables in remaining olive oil. Roast in a grill basket on indirect medium heat, turning every 10 minutes for 35 minutes until soft with a slight char.

Serve with a drizzle of Mexican crema or plain yogurt. [/lt_recipe]

Looking for more grilling recipes? You might like these.
Grilled Tri Tip in Cherry Chipotle Sauce
Chicken and Bacon Ranch Salad
Spicy Shrimp Kabobs
Shrimp and Pepper Pasta


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan Mahoney says:

    Thanks for the yummy recipe and info on Big Green Egg. I need to get one of those for sure!


  2. Monika says:

    The Big Green Egg sounds interesting, I wouldn’t need a cooker if I had one of those! Your grilled vegetables look delicious:)


    1. Right? I could just completely move my kitchen outside with that cooker. I’m waiting to see how my friend likes his. I’ll report back.


  3. I can’t get enough of sweet potatoes! I love that you added some crema, so good!


    1. Thanks Alison. There’s nothing like crema from Mexico. It’s just different from any U.S. producer.


  4. I love veggies on the grill and I have had a Weber electric grill for about 5 years. I’ve been though charcoal (once) and then gas until I discovered electric was the answer for me. No mess, no work – just plug it in. I do know people who have a Big Egg and they love it.


    1. My friend is getting one for his birthday so I’m opening for demonstration. I use gas now. The charcoal in Baja is sort of scary with chemicals. Thanks for stopping by my new blog. And my comment section works now!!!!


  5. Jhuls says:

    That egg sounds interesting and the grilled sweet potatoes and peppers look so good! Thanks for sharing and happy Fiesta Friday!


    1. My friend is getting one for his birthday, so maybe I’ll create a recipe for his birthday so I can try it out. Thanks Jhuls.


  6. Colleen says:

    We love our Big Green Egg but have never gotten around to using the basket…I might have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday! – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen


    1. Thank you for dropping by and cohosting Colleen.


  7. The egg was on sale at Ace Hardware this summer, and we were so close to getting one. You know, for the turkey on Thanksgiving, but then we started traveling and doing all kinds of crazy stuff around the house, and we forgot! Actually, I remembered but forgot to tell the husband 😂 I may or may not have done it on purpose 😂


    1. It must be a guy thing. My friend who wants one is a guy. I just bought an Instant Pot that I didn’t need but it’s awesome. That must be a girl thing. ha ha
      Thanks for stopping by Angie.


      1. I just got an instant pot myself, lol 😂


      2. I saw your new Instant Pot board on Pinterest.


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