Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
I love these because they are a great way to use up leftover chili. In your week’s menu, you can schedule a chili meal, perhaps with some cornbread on the side, and then later on in the week, plan on using the leftovers to make stuffed potatoes or sweet potatoes. Whip up a giant pot of chili and you’re golden!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - large sweet potatoes**
  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) beef stock
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place sweet potatoes in baking dish and slit with knife. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Baking time will depend on thickness of the sweet potatoes.
  2. Open, drain, and rinse the black beans.
  3. Open and drain the diced tomatoes.
  4. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the stove. Stir in the black beans, diced tomatoes, chili powder, ground cumin and salt and pepper. Add in 2 cups of beef stock and simmer over low heat while the sweet potatoes are baking.
  5. When the sweet potatoes are finished baking, spoon the chili into each sweet potato and top with a few pinchfuls of shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Prepare the veggies.
  7. Serve Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the drained and rinsed black beans
  • Half of the drained diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups beef stock

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet and reheating. Bake sweet potatoes as directed and add filling to sweet potatoes before serving.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the shredded cheese topping for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Filling}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat the sweet potato filling in skillet. Bake sweet potatoes, then top with the hot filling and shredded cheddar cheese.
Serve with veggies.