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Easy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Ingredients

  • 4 large garnet or jewel sweet potatoes
  • 1 TBS butter, ghee (like this), or coconut oil (I use this one)
  • 1/4 onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 LB ground beef, bison, or turkey (preferably grass fed/pastured)
  • 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt (I use this one)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder (like this)
  • 2 TBS filtered water
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped

FOR SPICY AVOCADO SAUCE:

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • juice from 1 lime or lemon
  • a pinch of celtic sea salt (like this)
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (my favorite)

FOR GARNISH:

  • green onions
  • cilantro
  • 1 tomato, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender and completely soft, about 45-60 minutes.
  3. Prepare avocado sauce by combining all avocado sauce ingredients and mixing until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
  4. About 30 minutes into baking sweet potatoes, melt fat of choice in skillet and saute onion for 7-9 minutes until beginning to brown. Add ground meat and continue to cook until meat is completely browned.
  5. Add salt, cumin, chili powder and water to skillet. Mix to combine and cook another 5 minutes on low-medium, until water is all cooked off, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add chopped spinach and cook another couple of minutes until spinach is wilted. Cover and remove from heat.
  7. When sweet potatoes are done, make a slit in the top of each sweet potato and squeeze the ends to create a little well inside. . Gently loosen up some of the inside of each sweet potato with a fork. Then top with big mound of spiced ground meat. Drizzle with spicy avocado, and garnish with green onions, cilantro, and tomato.
  8. Serve with fresh green salad or steamed greens. Enjoy!