Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Beef Skillet

I love having a recipe passed to me thats been proven to taste great. Its even better when it is meal made in one dish that I can make quickly. Win/ win. Thank you Stacy for passing this recipe along just when I needed it most. Keep them coming as I have a goal to try a new recipe once a week this year. 

Sweet Potato, Zucchini,  and Beef Skillet

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped and color will do
  • 3 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth or water
  • 1 zucchini, diced 
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper

In a cast iron skillet add the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Add the rest of the ingredients. Put a lid on the pan and simmer until potatoes are soft. This will be around 15 minutes depending on how large you cut them. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve over cauliflower rice. This will serve about 5 people. 

Hints to make this go even faster. I used frozen shredded zucchini as I didn't have any fresh. Saved me time chopping. You could use frozen onions and peppers in place of fresh. I used spaghetti sauce and still added the other seasonings. It was perfectly balanced. I also saved time by not peeling the potatoes. 

As a side note. 6:15am had a discussion on whether or not white potatoes were evil and sweet potatoes were not. I used a mixture of both in this recipe. There isn't any 'bad' foods. There are foods you should limit. Potatoes, whether white or sweet, should be one of those foods you chose to have on a limited basis if you are trying to lose weight. In this recipe they could be left out entirely if you are trying to drop weight. 

Enjoy Good Food,

Coach Nancy

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