Monday, September 28, 2009


2T olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1T garlic
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1T tomato paste
1t chili powder
1T cumin
(Optional: 1pkg reduced-sodium taco seasoning)

salt and pepper
2c. tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c. corn, cooked
1/2c. black beans
1/4c. cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and chunks
2T butter
1/2 c. milk

Preheat oven to 400*  Place sweet potatoes in saucepan with water to cover.  Boil , reduce heat, and simmer for 30min. Heat oil in large pot and saute onion, green pepper, and garlic for 10 min.  Raise heat to med-high and brown meat.  Add tomato paste and seasonings.  Cook for 2min.  Add tomatoes and simmer 15 min to reduce.  Add corn, beans, and cilantro.  Spoon into a 9x9 baking dish.   Drain.  Mash with butter and milk.  Spread over meat mixture.  Bake for 30min.

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