Sunday, October 7, 2012

#GlutenFree Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa for #SundaySupper

So I am always looking for new and creative ideas ideas for new meals and side dishes. Plus at the same time not break the bank when it comes to cooking. So the other night I made my fabulous Salmon in a envelope however this time I served it on a bed of rice with this fabulous warm Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa. This is a great recipe to serve to your kids. My daughter thought the sweet potatoes were carrots and that I had cooked them with some sort of candy.

Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato or yam
3 pieces of apple wood bacon
4 to 5 whole beets that have been cooked and peeled ( I buy the precooked ones at Trader Joe's)

In a large frying pan cook bacon until golden then remove bacon and set  aside. Do not remove grease!
Chop and peel a large sweet potato or yam in nickle size chinks place inside pan and cover so it will steam to for about 5 minutes. When golden brown on both sides add Beets that are also chopped into nickle  size cubes.

Next stir and cover for about 5 min.

Crumble Bacon and fold into mixture

Serve over Rice with Salmon or Grilled chicken you decide.

How will you serve your Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa ?

This week our host is Pam from The Meltaways and Pam loves October and all things Orange!   She challenged the Sunday Supper Team to share their favorite Orange Recipe.  Who knew there could be so many amazing orange recipes.  Leave it to the Sunday Supper Team to come up with so many delicious Orange options.   Can you believe we had close to 60 recipes submitted for this week’s #SundaySupper Event?  Pam’s love for spending time Around the Family Table is evident in her posts on her site.

Join us for Orange Autumn Recipes this week  and share your favorite #SundaySupper with us during our chat at 7pm eastern time.  There’s always room for one more Around the Family Table.
Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)
Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Kris from In The Kitchen with Audrey and Maureen  is making her Sweet Potato Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spice Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Sweet Potato Salad
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup With Adult Grilled Cheese
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Spiced Sweet Potato Cider Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Pumpkin Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli in Sage Butter Sauce
Pam from The Meltaways is making some Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Bree from Bree’s Bites is bringing Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise
Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread Reisipe
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries
We would be honored to have you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.
We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.


Sheila Fretz


  1. what an interesting combination - I would never have thought of it! Thank you so much for joining in this week!

  2. I like beets a lot, with bacon they must be a sure hit! Have a nice sunday!

  3. YUMMY! This sounds so good Sheila!

  4. I would never have thought of this combination - so clever! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. I love that you added beets! What a compliment to the sweet potato!!

  6. I love all of the ingredients - sounds simply amazing!

  7. Such a great idea to use beets here!Looks absolutely delicious :)

  8. I love sweet potato, bacon and beets!! So this is right up there for me. Thanks for sharing on #SundaySupper.

  9. I think I would just eat this straight!

  10. I love beets Sheila and I would love to try this!

  11. Sweet potatoes with bacon - oh yea!

  12. Delish! Love sweet potatoes with bacon - what a great combo.

  13. I'd have never thought about this exact combination but I'm definitely intrigued because darnit it, it has bacon - and bacon... makes absolutely everything amazing. Great recipe.

  14. I really like the idea of sweet potatoes with beets. I don't think I've ever put them together before. And with bacon? Fuggedaboutit!

  15. Wow, this makes an awesome holiday condiment!

  16. Interesting mix of ingredients. Very creative

  17. I already love beets, but the addition of sweet potatoes and bacon just pushed it over the top to amazing.

  18. I love this combo idea, Sheila! Thanks for sharing it!

  19. This looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Dang, what is it about bacon in title that just makes my eyes pop out? Great flavor combinations!

  21. What a great combination! I would not have thought of using beets here, but what a good idea.

  22. We always get a ton of beets in our CSA box over the winter and I'm constantly looking for creative ways to cook them. This is perfect - thanks for the idea!

  23. Beets are one of my favorites, I never thought of adding bacon to them! Yummm!!!!

  24. What an interesting recipe! Anything is better with Bacon! hahaha!

  25. Love beets & this is such a cool way to use them. Bacon adds such a crunch to it !!! Mmmm.. will be trying this ! Yumm !

  26. What a great idea!! I love the flavor and the color combination!

  27. What an interesting idea! Never would have put sweet potatoes in a salsa. Great addition to weekend snacking!

  28. I prefer to serve over Rice with Salmon! Great sweet potatoes bacon beet salsa!

  29. I love this side dish. So simple yet delicious!

  30. Oh yummy! What a great combination of ingredients!

  31. This is such a unique combination of ingredients - it sounds delicious! I love the combo of sweet and salty, and it's pretty healthy (while the bacon may not be good for my physical health, it sure is good for my mental health!)

  32. This is definitely an interesting take on salsa. I love beets, but would have never thought to pair them with sweet potatoes.

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