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April 25, 2017

Sloppy Joe Baked Sweet Potatoes

Nutrition Fact: Following a gluten-free diet does not have to mean depriving yourself of your favorite comfort foods. Replacing the bun with a fiber- and nutrient-rich sweet potato is a nutritious way to enjoy a gluten-free version of the classic sloppy joe.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
4 medium sweet potatoes, washed and dried
1/2 pound, 95% lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as Montreal Steak)
1/3 cup chopped carrot
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
8 ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/3 cup water

1. Poke holes in each sweet potato using a fork, wrap in a damp paper towel and cook in the microwave 7 to 10 minutes.
2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meat and steak seasoning to the pan and cook, breaking it up into small pieces.
3. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Cook 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Add tomato sauce, paste and water to the skillet, stir to combine.
5. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook until carrots are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
6. To serve, cut sweet potatoes open and top each with 1/2 cup of meat.

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 1 medium sweet potato with ½ cup meat mixture
Calories: 320 cal, Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 50g, Fiber: 8g, Protein: 21g, Sodium: 235mg

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