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Ground Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Got a sweet potato? You’ve got yourself a pretty sweet dinner. Stuffed with seasonal flavors and double the protein thanks to ground beef and eggs, this cheesy, ready-in-30 meal is a nutritious and satisfying solution to the question, “What’s for dinner?”
by: Jeannette Quinones
Updated Jul 18, 2019
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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup tomato, in chunks
  • 1 hardboiled egg, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 package (1.5 lb) Petite Steamable sweet potato
  • 1 cup Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese, grated


  • 1
    Heat oil on a medium size frying pan at medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft. Add meat, use a wooden spoon to break it up and cook until it’s no longer pink. Add cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and tomato, mix well. Cook covered for 15 minutes. Add egg and raisins.
  • 2
    Microwave sweet potatoes in their bag for 8 minutes. Let cool a little before opening.
  • 3
    Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, push in a little bit at the corners until they open up and fill with a little ground beef and top with cheese.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 400° F and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • 5
    Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    For a different dish, use turkey, tofu, cod or small shrimp and use sour cream or ricotta instead of cheese.

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More About This Recipe

  • It’s sweet potato season and likely that you’ll be seeing and eating your fair share of them in the coming weeks. Sweet potatoes are traditionally seen as a side dish on Thanksgiving, but that’s not where the fun ends. They can be served as a fried snack, as part of a dessert (like pie or cake), or even as the main course. These sweet potatoes are stuffed with ground beef, eggs, raisins and topped with cheese, making them a complete meal in a potato. It’s a delightful combination of sweet and savory that you can have ready to serve in half an hour.Today, I invite you to try them stuffed with ground beef, eggs and topped with cheese. This perfect combination of sweet and savory will delight you. Try it!
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