I have to be honest I’m not the biggest fan of sweet potatoes…but my husband is, and for their nutritional value, I figured it was time to start trying to find some recipes that we could both enjoy. But, let’s skip the back story and go straight to what you’re really here for…the recipe.


  • Sweet potatoes — it’s really hard to say how many because they can vary so much in size, I used one and a half very large sweet potatoes and ended up having too much leftover.
  • Ground meat — I used beef because that’s what I had on hand, but you can use ground turkey or ground chicken or, of course, a vegetarian meat crumble substitute
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt + pepper
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Cilantro
  • 1 shallot (can use a different onion if desired)
  • Garlic (to taste)
  • Cheese! I went with mozzarella but you can use any cheese you prefer


  • Dice bell pepper
  • Dice sweet potato
  • Chop cilantro
  • Mince onion and garlic


  • In a large skillet warm olive oil and saute garlic and onion until fragrant
  • Add in meat, and cook until browned — in this step make sure you use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the ground meet as much as possible
  • Once the meat is fully cooked add in spices (cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper)
  • Stir in diced bell pepper until soft
  • Add in 1/2 cup of water and diced sweet potato — cook until soft
  • Top with shredded cheese of your choice and fresh cilantro!


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