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Sweet Potato Meat Pie (this may not sound too exciting ,but it’s REALLY yummy & kids usually like it. It’s my favorite make-for-people recipe (ie. Sick friend, new baby, etc. Hope you enjoy!))

Mirka - posted on 01/16/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs)

peeled & cut into 2” chunks

2 ¾ tsp coarse salt

3 Tb unsalted butter

1/4c half & half or whole milk

Small pinch cayenne pepper

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1 ½ lbs lean ground beef (or turkey)

1 can (14 ½ oz) black beans, rinsed & drained

1 plum tomato, cored & chopped

¼ c ketchup

1 Tb honey

¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper

Favorite shredded cheese for topping (optional)

In large saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water. Add 2 tsp of salt & bring to simmer. Cook until very soft (20+ min). Drain well & return potatoes to saucepan. Stir in 2 Tb of butter, half & half or milk, a pinch of salt, & cayenne. Mash until smooth & taste for right amount of seasoning. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425. In large skillet, melt remaining butter over med-hi heat. Add onion & cook until browned, about 4-5min., stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic & cook 1 min. longer. Add cumin, cinnamon, & beef and cook, stirring until browned & no longer pink. Pour off some of excess fat, leaving about 2 Tb in pan. (If I use turkey, I add olive oil, so it won’t be dry.)

Stir in black beans, tomato, ketchup, & honey & season with ¾ tsp salt & pepper. Cook 5 min longer & spread evenly in a 10” deep pie platter or 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Spread sweet potatoes on top & bake until potatoes are browned & meat is bubbling. If using cheese, keep covered with loose foil, to prevent burning.


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Wow! This sounds really interesting! I'm still trying to "wrap my head around" how the beans, tomato and ketchup works with the sweet potatoes, but I bet it's delicious. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks!

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