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The Best Sweet Potatoes Ever!

Since the recipes have seemed to go over really well, I received permission from my husband’s grandma to release her ultimate sweet potato recipe.  It’s super simple and cheap, but I warn you, they are unhealthy and addictive…dangerous combination.  🙂

Betty’s Sweet Potatoes

  • 5 medium or 4 large sweet potatoes ($2.93 at Kroger)
  • 1 stick of butter ($0.40 at Kroger)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (about $0.30 at Kroger)
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice (I’m rounding up to $0.20)
  • Total cost was less than $4 or about $0.50 to $1 per serving depending on your personal serving size.

1.  Place sweet potatoes in a large pot of water and boil for 30 minutes until mostly done.

2.  Peel potatoes, slice them into sections, and place them in an 8″ x 8″ pan.

3.  Cube the stick of butter and place evenly on top of the potatoes, sprinkle on the cup of brown sugar, and pour the 1/2 cup of orange juice on top.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the liquid looks thick and bubbly.  Let them cool off a bit and enjoy!

These are soooo good!

Do you have any other frugal and tasty recipe ideas that even I could cook?  🙂

12 thoughts on “The Best Sweet Potatoes Ever!”

  1. Rob

    Too bad I don’t like sweet potatoes…I know, I’m weird.

  2. Holly

    I will definitely try these soon, right after grilling season. But I am craving sweet potatoes now, so I will be grilling them in the meantime! :*)

  3. BFS

    Rob, I’d guess this would also work well on carrots or squash…you’re not the first person I’ve met that’s not a fan of the yam… 🙂

  4. BFS

    Holly, grilled sweet potatoes sound delicious! My in-laws surprised Mr. BFS with a 4-burner propane grill for his birthday…I’ll talk him into grilling up some sides…yummmmmm…

  5. Money Reasons

    I love sweet potatoes! Especially in the fries form 🙂

    I think if more people tried sweet potatoes, they would have a larger following…

    I’ll have to try the recipe someday!

  6. BFS

    Money Reasons, I love sweet potato fries! BUT, I like these even more…that’s saying something.

  7. Sandy @yesiamcheap

    Looks perfect for Turkey day.

  8. Crystal @ BFS

    @Sandy, they were a huge hit for Turkey Day last year! We just had them at my husband’s family reunion last week as well. 🙂

  9. Yui

    I love sweet potato but I don’t think this recipe would go well to my taste. I don’t know why but I never like to have my sweet potato with mallows and butter. No offense for my comment. This is just not a thing what I called heaven.If I can skip the butter I’d love to make this recipe 🙂
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