SLOW-COOKED SWEET POTATOES & BACON

This sweet-and-salty side could not be easier to prep on Thanksgiving morning. Best part? It's made in the slow cooker, so you're saving valuable stovetop space.

 

Prep 30m Cook 5h 30m

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 pounds slender sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick slices

  • 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 cooked bacon slices, crumbled

 

Directions:

 

Place sweet potatoes in a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir together orange juice concentrate and next 4 igredients in a small bowl. Pour over sweet potatoes, tossing to coat.

 

Cover and cook on LOW for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or until potatoes are tender.

 

Transfer potatoes to a serving dish, using a slotted spoon. Increase slow cooker to HIGH. Whisk together cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. cold water until smooth. Whisk cornstarch mixture into cooking liquid in slow cooker. Cook, whisking constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Spoon sauce over potatoes.

 

Stir together parsley, orange zest, and garlic. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley mixture and crumbled bacon.

 

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