ORANGE-SAGE SWEET POTATOES WITH BACON
4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 10 cups)
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
Place sweet potato slices in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, stir together orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, salt, sage, and thyme. Pour over sweet potato slices; toss to coat. Dot with butter.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Before serving, stir to coat with orange juice mixture and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
Makes: 10 servings, each with 189 calories, 4 grams fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 509 mg sodium, 36 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 4 grams protein.