1 pound (about 3 small) orange sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
1 small (1/2 cup) red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fully cooked real bacon bits*
Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
Place sweet potatoes, onion and red pepper onto 12-inch length of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Dot top of vegetables with small pieces of softened butter. Top with another 12-inch length of foil. Seal edges of foil by folding over twice
Place aluminum foil packet onto grill. Grill, turning once, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Open packet carefully; spoon vegetables into serving bowl. Add all remaining ingredients; gently toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
*Substitute 2 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled.
Sweet potatoes are found in two varieties. A pale-skinned variety and a darker-skinned variety sometimes incorrectly called a yam. Pale sweet potatoes have a thin yellow skin and pale yellow flesh. They are not sweet and moist like the darker orange-skinned variety which has orange flesh.