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This idea came about a week ago, when my husband and I both felt like eating something with sweet potato. I was thinking of making my Meat Stuffed Sweet Potatoes but decided to change it up and make a sort of Shepherd’s Pie. It’s similar to the stuffed sweet potatoes, but a bit lower in fat and with a few differences. My husband really liked it, in fact he ate my leftover serving! To be fair, I didn’t tell him I was going to eat it 🙂.
This is fairly simple too, especially if you bake your sweet potatoes in the microwave.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 small yellow onion sliced
- 3 Tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 carrot sliced
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
Cook your sweet potatoes--you can either bake them in an oven heated to 425 degrees for 45 minutes, or microwave them for 5-8 minutes, until they are soft.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle it with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Cook until the beef is cooked through.
Add the sliced carrots and tomato sauce to the beef mixture and mix well.
Remove beef from pan and layer it along the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add the balsamic vinegar and the sliced onions. Stir until the onions are caramelized, about 10 minutes.
Layer the onions over the beef.
Remove the sweet potatoes from their skin and mash well in a bowl. add the chili powder and cinnamon and mix well.
Layer the sweet potatoes over the top of the mixture in the baking dish.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove and serve.