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Grilled Maple Butter Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes never tasted so good — maple syrup and smoky charcoal turn sweet potatoes into your next BBQ tradition.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 2.5 sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 0.25 tsp. salt
  • 0.5 tsp. cinnamon

1 Food Prep

First, boil the sweet potatoes until you can just pierce them with a knife (do not overcook). Drain the potatoes well, then slice them into ½” rounds. Lay them on a sheet pan. Next, in a small saucepan, melt butter, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon, then whisk to combine.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 300°F (Low Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.
  • Brush the butter over one side of the sweet potatoes, then lay them on the grill, butter side down. Quickly brush the other side with the butter mixture, and be careful as the butter can cause flare-ups.
  • After 30 to 45 seconds — or sooner if there’s too much flare-up — flip the potatoes over and cook for 45 seconds on the other side. If you prefer more char, repeat the butter/sear step on each side.
  • Remove the slices from the grill, brush one more time with butter, and serve.
Recipe created by Hardcore Carnivore Jess Pryles on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.
3 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet and Smokey Although the maple brings out more sweetness, the char alone gives the potatoes a very sweet smokey flavor, and creamy smooth texture. This is a game changer for sweet potatoes, my family loves them.
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo Goood!!! These were spectacular!! I followed the directions exactly. Not only were they super easy to make, but they were super fast to grill. The grilled flavor was something I wasn’t expecting. I highly recommend this recipe!!
Date published: 2023-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! Sweet potatoes are delicious . Also a healthier dish served with great tasting ingredents makes this very delightful to add to my menu. These Grilled Maple Butter Sweet Potatoes are good.
Date published: 2023-05-27
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