Looking for a kid-friendly, easy AIP dinner? How about some Sloppy Topped Sweet Potatoes … aka AIP Sloppy Joes!
One of our members was looking for a recipe that would satisfy her AIP Kiddo’s cravings for Manwiches and asked me which KC Naturals Nomato Sauce option I’d recommend to recreate their old favorite, so I swung into action and used her inspiration to create a fun and filling dinner.
Most of the AIP Sloppy Joe recipes I’ve seen in the past simply call for a nomato sauce, and you can certainly use nomato sauce in this recipe if you prefer, but for me, the star of the show is the KC Natural’s Garden Cherry Tomato-Free Salsa! I love the flavor .. it lends itself perfectly to re-creating Sloppy Joes without having to add all kinds of ingredients or spices.
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My non-AIP hubby was very pleased with the taste and thinks we nailed it on this one. If you have a non-AIPer in your midst, you can easily serve this on a bun or on a regular baked potato instead of white sweet potatoes. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did! ♥
- 4 Large White Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Oilve Oil
- 1 Medium Cooking Onion, finely minced
- 2 Carrots, finely diced
- 2 Ribs of Celery, finely diced
- 1 Pound Lean Grass-Fed and Finished Ground Beef
- 1 tsp. Herbamare Seasoning Salt or Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1 Cup KC Natural Brand Garden Cherry Tomato-Free Salsa
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Date Sugar (coconut sugar or maple sugar could also be used)
- 1/2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- Scrub your sweet potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork or sharp pointed knife.
- Bake in a 375 Degree Oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on their size. They are done when a fork easily pierces through.
- While your potatoes cook, you can prep your ingredients and begin cooking the sloppy joe meat mixture. I suggest starting when your sweet potatoes are almost cooked. If they are finished before your meat is ready, simply leave them in the oven with the heat turned off.
- In a skillet, heat the oil and sauté the onions, carrots and celery until onions are translucent and carrots are slightly tender.
- Add the ground beef to the skillet and brown the meat stirring frequently until no more pink remains.
- Drain any grease from the skillet.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and continue cooking and stirring for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Remove sweet potatoes from the oven, cut them open and place on a plate or in a small bowl. Top each with 1/4 of the sloppy joe mixture and enjoy immediately.