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Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes

Updated: Jul 23


✓ 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed and peeled

✓ 1 lb. lean ground beef

✓ 2 tsp seasoned salt

✓ 1/3 cup chopped carrot

✓ 1/3 cup chopped onion

✓ 1/3 Cup chopped red bell pepper

✓ 2 cloves garlic, minced

✓ 8 oz. sliced button mushrooms

✓ 1 T red wine vinegar

✓ 1 T Worcestershire sauce

✓ 2 tsp olive oil

✓ 2 T butter

✓ 1 8 oz. jar of Salsa (any kind)

✓ 1/3 Cup water

✓ 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese


✓ Poke holes all over the sweet potatoes and cook in the microwave for 7 to 10 minutes, or oven at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until tender. Set aside.

✓ In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the meat and seasoning to the pan and cook, breaking up into small pieces. Add the carrot, onion, red pepper and garlic to the pan.

✓ Reduce the heat and add the red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the 1/3 cup water to the pan, stir to combine. Cover and heat to simmer until the vegetables are tender. About 15 minutes.

✓ While the meat and veggies are simmering, in a separate smaller skillet, add the 2 tsp olive oil and butter. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until tender. Drain the liquid.

✓ Add the mushrooms and the jar of salsa to the mixture. Stir to combine and heat through for 2 minutes.

✓ Pre-Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

✓ Place the cooked sweet potatoes in a large baking pan or dish. Mash the insides. Top each potato with a ¼ of the sloppy joe mixture.

✓ Top with the cheddar cheese and bake in the preheated oven for about 10- 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

✓ Spoon out one sweet potato per person and serve. (serves 4)

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