This tasty taco beef stuffed sweet potato dish is a great winter warming recipe. They would be just as good with normal potatoes too but sweet potatoes are perfect for this because of their flavour.
Choosing great potato toppings
If you are getting a bit bored of cheese, baked beans or tuna then this is a great alternative for a jacket potato topping. It is one of the huge numbers I share in my dedicated jacket potato guide so do pop and take a look.
My favourite topping is cottage cheese with pineapple, it sounds really bizarre I guess but I absolutely love it.
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Why jacket potatoes are great for weight loss
Jacket potatoes are filling, warm and easy to make which makes them great for those dieting. If you follow Slimming World potatoes are a free food too so that is a bonus.
Don’t forget they are not just great as a main meal but also as a side dish if you want to cut down on other things such as bread. A sweet potato with a salad is a much better choice on many diets and delicious too.
How to make this stuffed sweet potato dish more Slimming World friendly
Whilst this recipe is, I believe, syn free it is not as Slimming World friendly as it could be because it doesn’t have many vegetables in it. The best way to make this Slimming World friendly is to add some salad or vegetables. If you don’t fancy cooking up some vegetables then a handful of baby spinach would be a great addition and so easy to add.
Other recipes you may enjoy
If you love this stuffed sweet potato then why not check out my guide to recipes with mince. There are so many things you can make with just a bit of beef mince. If turkey mince is more your thing then maybe look at ideas of what to enjoy with that.
Do you like sweet potatoes and fancy something a little different, try these sweet potato patties or sweet potato nachos for a similar spicy flavour? Check out my potatoes roundup for more recipes with potatoes and top tips of which ones to use for what. for a quick easy jacket potato topping try sweetcorn, onion and mushrooms.
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Delicious beef stuffed sweet potato with a vegetarian or vegan option.
4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed and washed (regular potatoes work too)
4 medium carrots, 2 roughly chopped and 2 shredded
1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 plum tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Olive oil low-calorie cooking spray
350g 5% minced beef (can substitute for soya mince for a more plant-based option)
30g chopped fresh coriander
Brown minced beef, chopped onion, carrot and garlic in a large frying pan over medium-high heat in the low-calorie cooking spray. Add the tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper and season as required.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 5 more minutes until the mixture has thickened and is heated through. Add up to 1/2 cup of water to achieve desired consistency and finally stir through the coriander.
While the meat is cooking, poke holes all over the sweet potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes on high, turning sweet potatoes over once halfway through. If potatoes aren’t soft enough, continue cooking 1-3 minutes more. Depending on the size of your microwave, you can either cook two at a time or fit them all in.
Allow sweet potatoes to cool slightly, then slice them lengthwise and fluff the insides with a fork.
Spoon the cooked meat mixture over the sweet potatoes and add any extra desired toppings such as grated cheese, diced tomato, avocado, guacamole, or sour cream. These will be synned if you follow the Slimming World diet or alternatively check out my low syn and syn free dip options here.
For extra taste add some chopped up fried bacon on the top!
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