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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with BBQ Sauce
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TheRealFoodRDS wants you to add a little spice to your life with this easy, Whole30-friendly BBQ Sauce with Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges. They used their Vitamix Ascent to whip up the smoky BBQ sauce while the wedges roasted in the oven! You could even use the BBQ sauce for pulled chicken, ribs or anything you can think of! 

Recipe

Prep time 10mins
Cook time 40mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 4
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For the BBQ Sauce

ingredients

  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates* (I used deglet dates so that was about 7 dates)
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard (may substitute yellow mustard)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 2moked paprika (use Hot Smoked Paprika for more heat)
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, adds heat)
  • 1 cup water or bone broth (+ 2-3 Tbsp. more to achieve desired consistency)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke* (optional)

For the Sweet Potato Wedges

ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, washed and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Coarse salt and chopped parsley for sprinkling

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    While the oven preheats, slice sweet potatoes (with skins intact) into wedges about ½-inch thick. Place sweet potato wedges on baking sheet.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, and chili powder. Drizzle over sweet potatoes and toss well to coat.

  • Step 4

    Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, flipping only when the undersides have begun to brown and crisp up a bit. Baking time may vary based on the thickness of your potatoes, the oven temp (not all ovens are true to temp so an oven thermometer is always a good idea) and the amount of moisture in the sweet potatoes.

  • Step 5

    While sweet potatoes are baking, make the BBQ sauce.

  • Step 6

    Place all BBQ sauce ingredients in the blender. Turn blender to ‘On’, gradually increase the speed from 1 to 8 (medium-high) and blend for 1 minute. Stop, scrape down the sides of the blender container and process for 20 more seconds, if needed.

  • Step 7

    Taste sauce and add additional salt to taste.