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Meal Prep Monday: How to make a beef and sweet potato Skillet

Sweet and savory one-pan meal with a southwest kick.

MOLINE, Illinois — Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Credit: WQAD

All You Need:

  • 2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
  • 1 (1-lbs.) lean ground beef
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped, about 3 cups
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
  • ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground cinnamon
  • 1 (15-oz.) can Hy-Vee diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish, if desired
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

All You Do:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink (165 degrees) about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove beef from skillet; set aside and keep warm.

Reduce heat to medium and add sweet potatoes and onion to same skillet. Cook until onion softens, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic powder, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and canned tomatoes. Cover; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.

Once potatoes are tender, stir in cooked ground beef, and spinach. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through and spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro, if desired. Top with sliced avocado just before serving.