Southwestern sweet potato and ground beef skillet is loaded with fresh veggies and topped with cheese and avocado. A healthy, easy, and insanely delicious dinner that your whole family will love. Ready in 30 minutes!
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Southwestern Sweet Potato and Beef Skillet

Southwestern sweet potato and ground beef skillet is loaded with fresh veggies and topped with cheese and avocado. A healthy, easy, and insanely delicious dinner that your whole family will love. Ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time19 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Beef, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: Beef, skillet, southwestern sweet potato and beef skillet, Sweet Potato
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Abra Pappa

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2.5 cups sweet potato-skin on diced (approx: 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion diced (1 medium)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced 
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped 
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato You can use a vegetable chopper to get your veggies cut up faster.
  • 1 avocado sliced 

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef in a large cast iron skillet. Add 1 Tbs chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir well to coat the beef with all of the spices. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until well browned.
  • Remove beef from the skillet and reserve. Wipe out pan, remove all residual fat.
  • Add sweet potato to skillet with 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until the sweet potato is tender and the water absorbed.
  • Remove cover and add onion, bell pepper and garlic to the skillet and all remaining spices. Pour in additional 1/4 cup of water and stir well. Cook until onion is tender 5-7 more minutes. If mixture begins to stick add additional water 1/4 cup at a time and cook until completely evaporated. Add beef back to the skillet and stir well. Add spinach to the skillet, cover for 2-3 minutes or until spinach has wilted.
  • Remove skillet from heat and top with shredded cheese, freshly diced tomato, and diced avocado.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

I use a lean ground beef for this recipe at least 90%.
You could easily swap black beans for the ground beef for a vegetarian version

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 12390IU | Vitamin C: 49.3mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3.5mg