Kristen Papathanasiou is our Accredited Practising Dietitian and an Accredited Sports Dietitian.

Loaded Sweet Potato

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut in half lengthways
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 400g can of red kidney beans OR black beans
  • 1 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tb smoked paprika
  • 1 Tb cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper
  • Tasty cheese, grated

Method:

  1. Pre-heat fan oven to 200C.
  2. Roast sweet potato halves in oven for 40 minutes or until cooked all the way through.
  3. In a pan, fry off the onion and spices in olive oil.
  4. Add mince and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Once meat has turned almost completely brown add the tinned tomatoes and beans and let simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
  5. Once the meat is cooked, spoon the mixture over the cooked sweet potato halves, top with cheese and bake until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve with greek yoghurt or home-made guacamole.

This can make for a perfect vegetarian dish too - just leave out the mince!