Sloppy Joes Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This easy sweet potato recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.

Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This savory-sweet dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.Sloppy Joes Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

A baked sweet potato is great as a side dish, but to make it a main meal you can load it with anything you can think of! I love this sloppy joe version, a few of my other favorites are Mexican-style Stuffed Sweet Potato (Vegetarian), Italian-Style Stuffed Sweet Potato, and Sweet Potato Skins.

Sweet potatoes are so good for you, but they often get topped with butter and sugar. Instead, I love the savory-sweet combination of this dish. I made these for lunch yesterday and shared on Instagram, and so many of you asked me for the recipe so here it is! One serving is just 259 calories, 8 Weight Watcher Smart Points, and also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 compliant and Paleo.

This is also a great recipe to make if you like to meal prep for the week, just pack them in portion sized containers and keep them in the fridge for quick meals for the week.

You can make baked sweet potatoes in the oven, microwave or slow cooker!  Directions provided for all three methods.

How To Make Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This savory-sweet dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.

Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This savory-sweet dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.

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Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This savory-sweet dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.
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Sloppy Joes Baked Sweet Potatoes

259 Cals 15.5 Protein 40 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This savory-sweet dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium, 7 oz each sweet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Montreal Steak
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 chopped scallion, for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook the sweet potatoes by poking holes all over with a fork, then cook in microwave 7 to 10 minutes, or slow cooker low 6 to 8 hours or oven 425F about 45 minutes, or until tender.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the meat and steak seasoning to the pan and cook, breaking it up into small pieces. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, cook 4 to 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, paste and water to the skillet, stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook until carrots are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • To serve, cut sweet potatoes open, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and top each with 1/2 cup of meat and scallion for garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 7oz potato, 1/2 cup meat, Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 15.5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 35.5mg, Sodium: 586mg, Fiber: 5.5g, Sugar: 4g
WW Points Plus: 6
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198 comments

  1. We love this sloppy joe, and often have it in a half an acorn squash too if in season. Terrific recipe. Thank you

  2. Made last night. I recently moved and have no oven or stove! I baked the sweet potatoes in the air fryer and used an electric skillet to cook the sloppy joes. I used ground turkey and doubled the recipe (omitting mushrooms-always). The only steak seasoning I had was Paul Prudhome’s blackened steak seasoning, but it worked great. The sloppy joes were so good on the soft sweet potatoes! This is a keeper. 

  3. Not a fan. Love sweet potatoes but don’t like the Sloppy Joe recipe.

  4. This is so different and so much better than the Sloppy Joes I grew up with! Definitely a regular in our house now. The only changes I made was to eliminate mushrooms, and use regular potatoes rather than sweet potatoes. This recipe is a winner – thank you!

  5. The sloppy joe mix was really good. I added on top of regular baked potatoes instead of sweet potatoes because my family won’t eat sweet potatoes. Next time I would double the sloppy joe mix and freeze half for an easy future dinner.

  6. I like the flavor and contrast but not a fan of the carrots and peppers in it. The ratio also seems to be way off because it was very saucy even after letting it simmer down.  My husband is not a fan, but I have liked it. 

  7. Is it really only 1/2 lb beef? Or is this a recent typo?  I have made this many times and it worked out great but last time I did the ratio was way off and it was way too saucy … feel like I remember the beef being more… 

  8. Can’t taste the mushrooms – my husband won’t eat mushrooms and didn’t even know that they were there

  9. What can I use in place of red wine vinegar? ACV? Or just omit all together? Thanks.

  10. This is one of my favorite recipes. We usually cube and roast the sweet potatoes for more of a texture contrast.