Sweet Potato Beef Mash-Up

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Sweet Potato Beef Mash-Up

Sweet Potato Beef Mash-Up
Total Recipe Time:  30 to 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)1/2 cup water, divided4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, divided1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 medium yellow onion, chopped1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup Greek or regular nonfat yogurt1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauceChopped fresh cilantroSmall whole wheat flour tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter), warmed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings. Stir in 1/4 cup water and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning; cook 3 minutes. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Combine sweet potatoes, onion, remaining 1/4 cup water and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning in same skillet. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring once. Remove lid; stir in oil; continue cooking, uncovered, 4 to 6 minutes or until potatoes are tender and begin to brown, stirring frequently. Return beef mixture to skillet; continue to cook 2 to 4 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, combine yogurt and hot sauce, as desired, in small bowl.
  4. Evenly divide beef mixture into tortillas, if desired. Garnish with cilantro and serve with yogurt mixture, as desired.

Cook'sTip

Two teaspoons each chili powder and ground cumin may be substituted for taco seasoning. Cook's Tip:  Reduced-fat or regular dairy sour cream may be substituted for yogurt.Cook's Tip:  Eggs, cooked as desired, can be substituted for tortillas. Cook's Tip:  Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 247 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 236 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 1.0 g fiber; 26 g protein; 6.3 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 2.8 mg iron; 18.3 mcg selenium; 6.0 mg zinc; 82.3 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron and choline.Nutrition information per serving, using 1 small tortilla: 357 calories; 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 576 mg sodium; 25 g carbohydrate; 5.0 g fiber; 29 g protein; 6.3 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 2.8 mg iron; 18.3 mcg selenium; 6.0 mg zinc; 82.3 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron and choline.
© Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association

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