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BBQ ground beef stuffed sweet potatoes on a white platter

BBQ Ground Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These BBQ stuffed sweet potatoes are perfect for an easy family dinner or a tasty meal during Sunday football!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


For the potatoes:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the BBQ beef:

  • 1 lb 90/10 ground beef
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2/3 cup carrots shredded
  • 2/3 cup bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

Optional for topping:

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Scallions


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Clean the sweet potatoes. Poke the potatoes with a fork a few times, and then place on a baking sheet (make a foil packet for each if you like easy clean up!). Drizzle olive oil over them and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until tender.
  • When the potatoes are about 20 minutes from being done, start preparing the beef. Add the beef, onion, carrots, and bell pepper to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 5-6 minutes or until the beef is browned, breaking up meat as it’s cooking.
  • Drain excess fat from skillet if necessary. Then add the salt, garlic powder, and paprika and cook for another minute.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, or until sauce has reduced a bit. Remove from heat.
  • When sweet potatoes are done, slice them in half and top with the beef mixture. Add any optional toppings, like scallions or cheddar cheese. Enjoy!


Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving, does not include optional toppings):
450 calories, 16.5 g fat, 5.5 g saturated fat, 850 mg sodium, 40.5 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 34 g protein, Vitamin A: 524%, Vitamin C: 104%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 31%, Potassium: 37%


Calories: 450kcal