Ground Beef Sweet Potato Skillet

Sweet potatoes have become my favorite thing. I use to think I hated them but I think I just had visions of the sweet potatoes I was served at school as a kid. Now that I have learned how to cook them correctly they are one of my families favorite things! We eat sweet potatoes at least a couple of times a week so I am always looking for new recipes that incorporates them. Here is another delicious and oh so easy recipe!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lbs ground beef ( can use ground turkey as well)
  • 1 tsp clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • ½ cup yellow pepper, diced (I added in some red peppers as well)
  • 1 ½ cup sweet potato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • Fresh parsley for garnishing


  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add ground beef and garlic. Stir occasionally and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add onions and peppers and cook until onions are golden brown.
  • Add the sweet potato, mushrooms, salt and pepper.
  • Cover the skillet and cook until they are tender. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. If necessary, add more olive oil or a little bit of water to cook the sweet potato.
  • When the sweet potato is tender, add shredded mozzarella cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with parsley.


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