Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe's

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe's

There's just something about a Manwich sloppy joe sandwich that I absolutely love. It reminds me of my childhood when my dad would serve the sloppy stuff over a perfectly toasted and buttered hamburger bun. I loved it! This recipe brings me back to those days. Of course you could serve this over a bun instead of a sweet potato, but if you're looking for a paleo option, this is the way to go.

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe's

Prep + Cooking Time:
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 Large sweet potatoes
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Sweet onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) Can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1.5 Tablespoons honey
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Green onions, sliced (optional for garnish)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Wash and pat dry your sweet potatoes and then wrap each potato individually in aluminum foil. Set potatoes on baking dish. Bake potatoes in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or when soft in the middle.
  3. In a large skillet set to medium high heat, add ground beef. Break apart with a wooden spoon, and cook until meat is fully browned.
  4. Add in the onion and garlic. Stir until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant (about 2 minutes).
  5. Add in the red and green bell peppers and stir for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add can of tomato sauce, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, and season with salt and pepper. Stir mixture.
  7. Turn heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until thickened.
  8. Once sweet potatoes are cooked, slice them open and spoon a heaping spoonful of the meat mixture into the sweet potato.
  9. Garnish with green onion.
  10. Enjoy hot.