Grilled Spicy Sweet-Potato Packs

Grilled Spicy Sweet-Potato Packs

1 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons

3/4 lb. red onions (about 1 large), peeled, halved, and cut into 1/3-inch-thick wedges

1/3 C. olive oil

2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

2 T. ketchup

2 tsp. chili powder

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. fresh-ground pepper

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges


In a large bowl, toss sweet potato slices and onion wedges with the olive oil, thyme, ketchup, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Set out six 12- by 14-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil (see notes) on the counter, shiny side down. Distribute the potato mixture evenly among the sheets, spooning into the center of each sheet. Fold the top edge of each foil sheet down over the potato mixture. Crimp all the edges together to create a tight seal. Prepare your grill for indirect heat. The temperature inside your grill should be between 350° and 400° (insert a long-stemmed thermometer through lid vent to measure temperature). Place packages on the grill, overlapping slightly if needed, and cover barbecue. Cook until potatoes are tender when pierced, 25 to 30 minutes. If cooking with the Spice-Rubbed Smoke-Roasted Chicken, add to grill during the last 30 minutes of cooking (see notes). Remove packages from grill. Let cool 10 minutes, then serve each packet with a wedge of lime to squirt over the vegetables.






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