Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pork-Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

September is upon us, and that means FALL is close-by! I'm ready. I'm always ready. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the cool crisp weather, football, activities outside, Halloween... But most important, I LOVE THE FOOD! Pumpkin everything, Soups, Stews, Farmers Market, etc...

Of course I eat sweet potatoes year round, but they are especially yummy, when they are seasonal. This recipe was something I threw together during my Whole30. It's satisfying, and super easy to make, with any ingredients you like. Throw your favorite meat and green on there with some spices, and you've got yourself a meal!

Pork-Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes
2 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 - 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped kale
  • 1 heaping tsp. Nom Nom Paleo's Magic Mushroom Powder
  • 1 heaping tsp. Penzeys Parisien Bonnes Herbes (or any herb blend)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Butter or Ghee
1.   Cook your sweet potato. I have a potato bag that makes this meal incredibly quick. But if you don't have one of those: Preheat your oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and poke holes in the potato with a fork. Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray and place the potatoes. Cook for 30 minutes, turn and cook 30 more minutes.

2.   While your potatoes are cooking, prepare your kale. I buy already chopped kale, but if you need to chop it, I would do that here.

3.   Cook the onions over medium high heat, until translucent. Add the pork, and cook until no longer pink. When the meat is almost done, add the spices and cook a couple more minutes until fragrant (2-3).

4.   Add your chopped kale and a tiny bit of water to the meat mixture. Put a lid over the pan to steam the kale, until wilted.

5.   Once your kale mixture is cooked, turn off the heat and keep the lid on to keep it hot until your potatoes are done.
6.   Once the potatoes are done. Carefully take them off of the baking sheet and onto your plate. Slice down the middle length-wise. Mash up some of the middle and add some butter or ghee if you would like.
7.   Top the potatoes with the meat mixture and enjoy immediately!

Until next time...

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