Tips From Pips
Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes
Updated: Dec 13, 2022
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.