The Holidays are often about tradition, and after a few years things can get stale. Why not spice up the Holidays this season with this Spicy Sweet Potato Casserole? This is a fun twist on a classic southern Thanksgiving side. Our secret ingredients are a dark beer syrup, a little vanilla, and of course, Dan-O’s Chipotle. Trust us, this is one dish you won’t want to miss!
One of our favorite ingredients is Beer Syrup. Now you can buy this in stores but we like to make our own because it’s easy, and we get to choose the beer that suits our needs. You’ll want to make it your syrup with a porter or stout for a sweeter nutty, chocolate flavor that pairs with the brown sugar and vanilla. This helps deliver a deep caramel flavor in every bite that's accented by the Chipotle to give a Thanksgiving treat you’ll want year round! Some beer recommendations are the classic Guiness, Sweet Baby Jesus! By DuClaw, Founders KBS, and Great Lakes Brewing Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. But you can use your favorite porter or stout too!
This is an age-old question, but the answer is yes, there is a difference between the two. Yams are native to Africa and Asia, they’re much starchier, and have a fibrous texture. Sweet Potatoes come in several varieties but they have a signature orange color, are far sweeter, and are native to the Americas. The moral is to use sweet potatoes for your Sweet Potato Casserole.
Back in 1917, the first marshmallow-topped Sweet Potato Casserole was published…by a marshmallow manufacturer. The original Sweet Potato Casserole was a Southern creation, and there are a ton of variations with things like cream or milk. The one consistency is that they’re often topped with pecans, and is generally agreed upon as the Southern classic of Sweet Potato Casserole.