Sloppy Joe sweet potato bowls

When I told my husband that this september we’ll be trying out American foods he thought things were going to get greasy. Boy was he wrong

This September I’m sharing our favourite recipes from the U.S with a (mostly) healthy twist.

We start of with this amazing sloppy joe sweet potato bowls.


Sloppy joe mince mixture


500g mince beef

1 medium onion finely chopped

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon Mrs. Balls Chutney

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 orange sweet potatoes


1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, combine beef and onion. Cook until the meat is mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain well.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, chutney, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

3. Pour sauce ingredients over the ground meat and stir until evenly coated. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. To prepare the sweet potatoes, I steamed them in the microwave for 10 minutes, cut them in half and brushed them with butter and scoop out the potato filling and mix into the minced meat and mix together.

5. Fill the sweet potatoes up with the mince mixture, top with grated cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes in a pre heated oven at 180°.

Published by Landi Govender

Hello & Welcome! My name is Landi and I am a recipe developer who loves creating mouth-watering meals. During the week you’ll find me cooking up a storm, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is spending time with my family. I’m so excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!

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