Sausage patties and chopped pecans are baked with cubes of cooked yams in this sweet potato dish which despite the addition of sugar avoids being cloyinging sweet.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1 pound pork sausage
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Form sausage into round patties. Place patties in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until brown. Drain and set aside.
Wash yams, prick with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until yams are soft. Set aside to cool.
Cut cooled yams into 1 to 2 inch cubes and place in 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Add sausage, butter, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly, cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.