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Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes

These sloppy joes make the perfect meal! This sloppy joe recipe is so savory, tasteful, and delicious!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 373kcal
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • olive oil

Sloppy Joe Mix

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Substitutions

  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef (sub for turkey if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Pierce the sweet potatoes all over the skin with a fork. Rub the outside of the potatoes with olive oil and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 1 hour until fully cooked.
  • Brown the ground turkey (or lean ground beef) in a skillet on medium heat. Once it's finished cooking, add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Mix well. Cook until the mixture is fully cooked and starts to crumble.
  • Stir in the garlic powder, water, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stir until mixed well. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the foil and slice down the middle. Mash up the insides with a fork and pour the sloppy joe mix over sweet potatoes. Serve and enjoy!

FREEZER CROCKPOT PREP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Brown the turkey or ground beef and allow to cool. Dump in a freezer safe bag with all ingredients. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To cook: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Heat on low in the crockpot for 8 hours and then serve on cooked sweet potatoes or serve on buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 1761mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 19635IU | Vitamin C: 36.1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4.4mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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