These Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls are incredibly easy and delicious. Roasted seasoned sweet potatoes are served with homemade sloppy joe sauce and topped with dill pickles, pickled red onions and jalapeños. This recipes serves 5 to 6 depending.

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

This is your sign to add sloppy joe sweet potato bowls to the dinner menu.

Awhile ago, I pinned a sloppy Joe bowl recipe on Pinterest and it has lived rent free in my mind ever since.  So last week I made my own version by making sweet potato home fries and my go-to sloppy joe sauce. In our house, we love toppings so I sliced up some (Claussen aka the best pickles ever) and jalapeños, grabbed some chives from my herb garden and brought out a jar of homemade pickled red onions. You could also add chopped lettuce, more veggies (like roasted broccoli) and or add cheese.

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

Either way, you’re going too love this filling bowl of comfort.

sweet potato ingredients

For The Sweet Potatoes You Will Need:

  • sweet potatoesPeel or don’t peel, it’s up to you.
  • avocado oilOr use an oil with a high smoke point.
  • parmesan cheeseAdds texture and flavor to the sweet potatoes.
  • all-purpose season saltThis is like Lawry’s but homemade.
  • dried parsleyFor bright and herbaceous flavor.
  • freshly ground black pepperThis adds subtle bite and flavor.

sweet potatoes, oil and seasonings

Place a large, rimmed baking sheet in you oven and preheat both to 400℉ (or 200℃).

In a large bowl add 2-1/2 pounds diced sweet potato (diced about 1-inch in diameter), 3 tablespoons avocado oil, 1 tablespoon all-purpose season salt, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese. I like to leave the skin on the sweet potato (just give it a really good scrub), but feel free to peel.

Toss to combine

Toss well to coat.

spread out on baking sheet

Once the oven and pan have preheated, use oven mitts to remove the pan and quickly spray with avocado oil (ghee oil or extra light olive oil) spray. Quickly add and spread the sweet potato mixture in an even layer on the hot pan.

roasted sweet poatoes

Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway though, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender and caramelized in spots. Time will depend on the size of your sweet potatoes.

sloppy Joe ingredients

To Make The Sloppy Joe Mixture You Will Need:

  • avocado oilOr use olive oil.
  • lean ground beefI like to use either 90/10 or 92/8.
  • ketchupHomemade or store-bought.
  • white vinegar Lends subtle tang to this recipe.
  • sugarAdds sweetness.
  • mustard (prepared) – Adds a tart and tangy flavor.
  • kosher saltEnhances the flavors in this recipe.
  • freshly ground black pepperThis adds subtle bite and flavor.
  • paprikaAdds color and subtle flavor.

oil and lean ground beef in a pot

In a large pan or shallow pot, add 2 teaspoons oil and 1-1/2 pounds (lean) ground beef.

cook until no longer pink

Use a wooden spatula to break up the ground beef. Cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

drain fat before adding ketchup, mustard, vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper

Drain and discard any fat before measuring and adding 1-1/4 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon (prepared) mustard, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon each freshly ground black pepper and paprika.

stir and heat through

Stir to combine and heat through.

meanwhile prep toppings

Meanwhile, prep any toppings. We like pickled red onions, pickles, (raw) sliced jalapeños and either snipped chives or sliced green onions.

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

Divide sweet potatoes and sloppy joe mixture among bowls and top with any desired toppings

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls Recipe Variations:

  • Cheesy: If you like to add cheese to your sloppy joes, consider adding a little cheddar jack or pepper jack cheese.
  • Less Sugar: Use sugar free ketchup (I like Primal Kitchen or G. Hughes).
  • Lighter: Swap the lean ground beef for ground turkey or chicken.
  • Shortcut: Use frozen sweet potato fries! Seasoned sweet potato waffle fries made by Alexia Foods or Rooots Farm Fresh sweet potato fries, croutons or toasts are all SO good!
  • Spicy: Sauté diced jalapeños in with the meat mixture.
  • Additional yet Optional Add-ins: Roasted broccoli, chopped lettuce, diced avocado or hot sauce.
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Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

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Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

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Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls

These Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls are incredibly easy and delicious. Roasted seasoned sweet potatoes are served with homemade sloppy joe sauce and topped with dill pickles, pickled red onions and jalapeños. This recipes serves 5 to 6 depending.

Ingredients

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES:

  • nonstick spray, like avocado oil, ghee oil or extra-light olive oil
  • pounds sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose season salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

FOR THE SLOPPY JOE SAUCE:

  • pounds lean ground beef
  • cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • sliced dill pickles
  • pickled red onions
  • sliced raw jalapeños
  • snipped chives or sliced green onions

Instructions 

MAKE THE SWEET POTATOES:

  • Place a large, rimmed baking sheet in you oven and preheat both to 400℉ (or 200℃).
  • In a large bowl add the diced sweet potato (diced about 1-inch in diameter), avocado oil, all-purpose season salt, dried parsley, black pepper and parmesan cheese. Toss well to coat evenly.
    Note: I like to leave the skin on the sweet potato (just give it a really good scrub), but feel free to peel.
  • Once the oven and pan have preheated, use oven mitts to remove the pan and quickly spray with avocado oil (ghee oil or extra light olive oil) spray. Quickly add and spread the sweet potato mixture in an even layer on the hot pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating halfway though, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender and caramelized in spots.

MAKE THE SLOPPY JOE SAUCE:

  • While the sweet potatoes are in the oven: In a large pan or shallow pot, add the oil and (lean) ground beef. Use a wooden spatula to break up the ground beef. Cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and discard any fat before measuring and adding the ketchup, water, white vinegar, sugar, (prepared) mustard, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and paprika. Stir to combine and heat through.
  • Meanwhile, prep any toppings. We like pickled red onions, pickles, (raw) sliced jalapeños and either snipped chives or sliced green onions.
  • Divide the roasted sweet potatoes and sloppy joe mixture among bowls and top with any desired toppings.

Notes

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Serving: 1servings, Calories: 587kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 751mg, Potassium: 1217mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 32234IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 148mg, Iron: 5mg

Inspired by The Wooden Skillet.com