Moderate Carb Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Moderate Carb Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

For those seeking moderate Carb recipes that offer a balance of taste and nutrition, this sweet potato and ground beef skillet is a perfect choice. It’s a hearty dish that's ideal for moderate Carb dinner ideas and moderate carb lunch ideas. With a delicious blend of lean ground beef, sweet potatoes, and savory spices, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

Is sweet potato and ground beef skillet Keto-friendly?

Sweet potatoes are generally not considered Keto-friendly due to their high Carbohydrate content. A medium-sized sweet potato has around 24 grams of net carbs, which can easily exceed the daily carb limit for those on a Ketogenic diet. However, in very small portions, sweet potatoes might be included in a more flexible Low-Carb or targeted Keto diet. It's essential to monitor your Carb intake and how your body responds to ensure you stay within your Carb limits and maintain Ketosis. For most strict Keto followers, it's best to avoid sweet potatoes and opt for Low-Carb vegetables. However, it's a great option for those following a moderate Carb diet. Sweet potatoes provide a good source of vitamins and fiber while keeping the overall Carb count reasonable. The lean ground beef adds protein without excess fat, making it a balanced meal for those looking to maintain a moderate Carb intake.

How to customize this sweet potato and ground beef skillet?

Customizing this recipe is simple and allows you to cater to your personal preferences. For added heat, consider incorporating diced jalapeños or a pinch of cayenne pepper. If you prefer a different protein, ground turkey or chicken can be substituted for the beef. Vegetarians can use black beans or a plant-based ground meat alternative. You can also vary the vegetables by adding bell peppers, zucchini, or spinach for extra nutrition. This flexibility makes it an excellent choice for a variety of moderate carb dinner ideas.

How to store and reheat leftovers?

Storing and reheating leftovers of the sweet potato and ground beef skillet is straightforward. Place any remaining portions in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days. When ready to eat, reheat the skillet on the stovetop over medium heat or in the microwave until warmed through. Adding a splash of water or broth can help maintain the dish’s moisture and enhance the flavors during reheating. This dish also works well for meal prep, providing a convenient moderate Carb lunch idea for busy weekdays.

  • Net Carbs

    15.4 g

  • Fiber

    4.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    20.3 g

  • Protein

    31.3 g

  • Fats

    17.3 g

363 cals

Moderate Carb Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

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Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    0.5 tbsp

  • Onion

    Onion

    0.5 small

  • Hamburger or ground beef, 90% lean

    Hamburger or ground beef, 90% lean

    300 g

  • Chili powder

    Chili powder

    3 tsp

  • Cumin, ground

    Cumin, ground

    1 tsp

  • Salt

    Salt

    0.5 tsp

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.25 tsp

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 clove

  • Sweet potato

    Sweet potato

    200 g

  • Tomato, canned

    Tomato, canned

    200 g

  • Shurfine canned diced green chiles

    Shurfine canned diced green chiles

    1 2 Tbsp

  • Water

    Water

    2 tbsp

  • Cheddar cheese, natural

    Cheddar cheese, natural

    0.25 cup, grated

  • Cilantro

    Cilantro

    2 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 5

40 min

  • Step 1

    Dice the onion and grate the garlic. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and dice the tomatoes. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the ground beef and diced onion and crumble the beef with a wooden spoon.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add in 1 tablespoon of chili powder, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, and season with salt and pepper. When the beef is nearly cooked through, add in the garlic and cook for another minute.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the diced sweet potato, tomatoes, green chiles, water, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin, salt and pepper to the skillet. Stir everything together and cover it with a lid.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Top with shredded cheese and cover with the lid again for another minute or until the cheese is melted.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Serve and top with chopped cilantro and serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
    Step 5

Comments 1

  • Carolp

    Carolp a month ago

    Family really liked this recipe! I baked the sweet potato then added to mixture in last 4 minutes.nice textures and spices complimented potato.