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.

Sausage & Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sausage & Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

This hash is one of my favorite go to's for a healthy weekend brunch, or a quick dinner post workout. You can mix it up with mostly any ground meat and veggies you have in your fridge. Make it your own!

Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Prep + Cooking Time:
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 Small sweet potatoes (or 1 large), peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 Sweet onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound ground mild Italian sausage or 5 mild Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 4 Eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat your skillet to medium high heat. Once heated, add about a tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Add diced onion and season with a little bit of salt. Stir for about 5 minutes, or until translucent and browning just a little on the edges.
  3. Add cubed sweet potato chunks and season with a bit more salt and pepper (the sausage is salty so be sure not too add too much salt). Stir for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add minced garlic to the skillet and stir for another minute.
  5. Add the sausage and add to the skillet, breaking apart with your hands if needed.
  6. Lower heat to medium and stir until sweet potato chunks have softened and sausage is fully cooked (about 10 minutes).
  7. Make 4 small indents in the mixture and crack an egg into each indent. Cover your skillet (I used a baking dish on top of my cast iron to do this) for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Uncover and serve hot. Egg whites should be completely cooked with the yolks perfectly runny inside.