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Tequila Sweet Potatoes


This smoked sweet potato dish is much better than the marshmallow covered things that always get served up with turkey. The great thing about this recipe is that you can just put it on the smoker while you have the turkey smoking.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 1/2-pounds/680 g sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL butter
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL tequila
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt


Grate sweet potatoes. In a smoker safe cooking dish melt butter. Add grated potatoes and press down into an even layer. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt. Place in smoker at about 200 degrees F. (93 degrees C.) and let cook for about an hour. Add half of the tequila and lime juice, stir and press down again. Return to smoker and continue smoking until the potatoes are tender and starting to brown around the edges. Remove and add remaining tequila and lime juice. Stir and serve.
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