With Fall approaching…my mind automatically moves to all things warm and fuzzy.
Pumpkins, apples, soups…you get the picture. I was having a craving for a good ‘ol
sloppy joe. Remember those awesome little creations? No worries, I have come across
something even BETTER and it satisfies any craving you might have for “comfort food”.
Adapted from www.preppypaleo.com
Paleo Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes
2-3 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red or green pepper, chopped
3 tbs. tomato paste
2 tbs. water
2 medium carrots, finely chopped or grated
1 lb. ground protein
15 oz. can no-salt added tomato sauce
1⁄2 tbs. honey
1.5 tbs. apple cider vinegar
1.5 tbs. dijon mustard
1⁄4 cup water
salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc. to season potatoes
Preheat oven to 425. Cover a baking sheet with parchment. Place potatoes cut side down
on the sheet and cook for 30 minutes or until soft.
While potatoes are baking, heat a large skillet over medium. Add onion and peppers,
cooking for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add tomato paste, water and carrots, cooking
for another 2 minutes. Add ground meat and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook until
meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally to keep it from sticking.
Add tomato sauce, honey, vinegar, mustard and water. Allow to come to a low boil, then
lower the heat and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed,
stirring a couple of times.
Meanwhile, remove potatoes from oven and allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle,
carefully scoop out the cooked flesh and place in a bowl. Add the cooked sweet potato to
the ground meat mixture and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic
Place the empty potato skins back on the baking sheet and stuff them with the potato/
meat mixture. Put back in the oven for about 5 minutes before serving.
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