Sweet Potatoes with Bacon - VeryVera

Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

  • Serves: 8 People
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  • 4 lb slender sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch-thick slices and quartered
  • 1/2 c frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. cold water
  • 1/2 c loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cooked bacon slices, crumbled


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven. Stir together orange juice concentrate and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over sweet potatoes, tossing to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a serving dish using a slotted spoon. Increase heat to medium-high. Whisk together cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. cold water until smooth. Whisk cornstarch mixture into cooking liquid in Dutch oven. Cook, whisking constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Spoon sauce over potatoes.
  4. Stir together parsley, orange zest, and garlic. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley mixture and crumbled bacon.