(NC) A heart-warming combination of sweet potatoes, beef and mushrooms make for a healthy and flavourful low calorie meal. This recipe was developed by Mike Ward, a Toronto-based Aussie chef.

Sweet Potatoes with Curried Beef, Mushrooms and Sour Cream


• 4 medium sweet potatoes

• 200 grams ground beef

• 200 grams mushrooms, finely chopped

• 3 tbsp curry powder

• 3 tbsp ketchup

• 1 cup sour cream

• 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced

• 3 tbsp water

• 3 tbsp ketchup

• Fresh chili, to taste

• Fresh cilantro

• Salt


1. Peel and roast sweet potatoes at 400°F for 45 minutes to an hour.

2. Meanwhile, add a splash of olive oil to a fry pan with a heavy base on medium-high heat. Add ground beef, pinch of salt, mushrooms, and curry powder. Cook mixture until meat browns. Add water and ketchup. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes on medium heat. Don’t let the mixture become too dry — you’re looking for a thick sauce-like texture. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Cut open sweet potatoes. Spoon beef/mushroom mixture, a good dollop of sour cream, green onions, chili, and cilantro into each one.

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