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stuffed sweet potatoes served with fresh vegetables and a yogurt tahini sauce
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Middle Eastern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes stuffed with middle eastern spiced ground beef, topped with a garlic yogurt tahini sauce and fresh vegetables. The perfect healthy weeknight meal!
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Salt and Pepper per taste

For the Filling:

  • 1 lb ground beef I buy coarsely ground beef but regular is fine
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons seven spice or allspice if seven spice is unavailable
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped lettuce
  • 2 chopped radish or substitute with any other vegetable like cucumber, tomato, green onion

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup full fat yogurt
  • 1.5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • a dash of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 400F
  • Scrub the sweet potatoes well and place on a lined baking tray and bake for at least 1 hour until sweet potatoes are soft and can easily be pierced with a fork. This may take 1 hour 15 minutes depending on your oven
  • Dice the onions and saute in a skillet with the vegetable oil. Cook for 5 minutes until translucent
  • Add the ground beef and break it up using a wooden spoon. Cook for another 5 minutes
  • Add all the spices and continue cooking for a further 5-7 minutes until all the juices evaporate and the beef starts to caramelize. Remove from heat
  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl using a fork
  • Chop the lettuce and the radish (or any other vegetable you are using) into small pieces
  • When sweet potatoes are cooked, place on a plate and make one cut lengthwise to open the potato up. Leave the peel in tact and using your spoon push down the cooked potato to make space for the filling. Season it with salt and pepper
  • Spoon the ground beef filling on top of the potato, and top with the fresh vegetables. Add the sauce on top and enjoy