Southwestern sweet potato and ground beef skillet is loaded with fresh veggies and topped with cheese and avocado. A healthy, easy, and delicious dinner that your whole family will love. Ready in 30 minutes! Gluten Free. Real Food.
Southwestern Sweet Potato Skillet
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
19 mins
Total Time
26 mins
 

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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southwestern
Servings: 6
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: AbraPappa
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2.5 cups sweet potato, skin on - diced (approx 2 medium sweet potato)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced (1 medium)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded eliminate for paleo version
  • 1 cup fresh tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
Instructions
  1. 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.

  2. Remove beef from the skillet and reserve. Wipe out pan, remove all residual fat.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Remove skillet from heat and top with shredded cheese, freshly diced tomato, and diced avocado.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Sweet Potato Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 377mg16%
Potassium 912mg26%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 12390IU248%
Vitamin C 49.3mg60%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.