Chili-topped sweet potato

MicrowaveDivas Microwave Divas will be an on going series during which I will periodically host guest bloggers as well as share my own recipes.  I’m a terrible and lazy cook, but have learned to do some pretty amazing things with the microwave and began calling myself a Microwave Diva, and thus the idea for the series was born!

Hey everyone! Jessica, aka Deployment Diva here. While A Girl is taking care of herself and her family, I’m happy to share with you a super easy recipe I  made recently. I love to cook, but cooking for one during deployment – especially healthy meals – has been a serious challenge for me. I try to post a recipe every week or so that is perfect for deployment – meaning it’s easy, quick, healthy and, of course, delicious. I hope you enjoy this super-simple meal that took no time whatsoever to throw together. It reheats well for lunch – and really, I only used half a sweet potato and it was MORE than enough for me.

Chili-topped sweet potato
inspired by PaleOMG
serves about 4

2 sweet potatoes
3/4 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 cup yellow squash, shredded
8 oz marinara sauce – I used Buitoni

chili powder to taste

Prick scrubbed sweet potatoes with fork and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until cooked through.

Brown ground beef over medium high heat. Add in onion, green pepper, squash and marinara sauce and spices. Mix together and let simmer for about 15 minutes (until beef is cooked and flavors meld.)

Slice sweet potatoes in half and top with ground beef chili mix. Serve warm.


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