Everything is more fun when dressed up as a fully loaded fries! Ditch the bun and pile this delicious homemade sloppy joe mixture all on some crispy roasted sweet potato wedges. The tangy tomato sauce the ground beef is simmered in complements the subtle sweetness of the roasted sweet potatoes.
Trust me– these Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Fries are the combo you never knew you were missing!
If you are looking for a way to change things up during your Whole30, give these a try. If you are just looking for an easy 30 minute weeknight meal, also give these a try!
I suggest you use my homemade Whole30 Ketchup, as it uses fire roasted tomatoes that add more flavor than traditional crushed tomatoes but the choice is yours! Store bought ketchup works as well, just omit the dates as traditional ketchup already includes a decent amount of sugar.
I served it with a side of guacamole and was in heaven! It’s a comfort food, just a little cleaner! No need to forgo the foods of your childhood― just make a few adjustments and enjoy within reason!
Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Fries
Yield 4-6 servings
A healthy twist on the comfort food classic: Homemade, tangy- tomato sloppy joe sauce layered on crispy roasted sweet potato wedges.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mustard powder or (1/2 tsp of mustard)*
- 1 C Whole30 Ketchup or (regular ketchup)
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 dates**, pitted and soaked in water; blend into a paste with tbsp of soaking liquid or chop as finely as possible.
- salt + pepper, to taste
- 2 sweet potatoes, washed and chopped into wedges
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 C guacamole or just smashed avocado, for serving (optional)
- Brown the ground beef. Drain and set aside. In the same skillet, sauté the diced bell pepper and onion till tender; about 5 minutes. Add the drained ground beef back to the pan.
- Add the Ketchup, mustard powder, tomato paste and date paste or chopped dates. Let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If mixture thickens too much, add a tiny bit of water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Roast the sweet potato wedges in the oven on 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Make sure to flip halfway. You could also use your air fryer!
- Place the sweet potato wedges on a platter and top with the prepared sloppy joe mixture. Serve with a side of guacamole.
*I don’t like a strong mustard flavor but it’s necessary to the dish. Try not to omit.
**If not using whole30 ketchup consider skipping the dates. Store bought ketchup includes added sugar already. OR use 1 tbsp of brown sugar or maple syrup if NOT on Whole30.