Like most family days, Father’s Day is a celebration, and when we celebrate we usually do so with food. Decadent food. For those carefully monitoring the centimeters around their waist, this might strike a chord of anxiety. Before you have a serious heart to heart about self-control with yourself, take a deep breath and consider the following recipe. We promise this dish ticks all the boxes of a hearty dish, minus the guilt.


All health benefits aside, this dish is fast and easy to make. If you have the whole family coming over and need to prepare food for an army, you can save time by making this recipe beforehand and simply heating it up on the day. Dads all around will love this one!




  •         4 medium sweet potatoes
  •         1 tablespoon cooking fat of choice
  •         ½ small onion diced
  •         500 grams lean ground beef
  •         ½ diced tomatoes (from a can, no salt added)
  •         ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  •         ½ – 1 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper
  •         1 teaspoon cumin
  •         ½ tsp smoked paprika
  •         Thinly sliced green onion for topping



  • First, bake your sweet potatoes* – preheat your oven to 200 Celsius  and wrap each potato in aluminium foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until completely soft in the center. The size/shape of your potato will determine the baking time.
  • While you bake your sweet potatoes, make the chili. Heat a medium/large skillet over medium heat. Add your cooking fat, then diced onions and stir to coat. Once softened, add the ground beef, breaking up lumps to evenly brown.


  • Add the salt and spices and stir, cooking the beef until browned – about 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5-10 more minutes, lowering the heat to avoid burning.


  • Cut open your sweet potatoes, stuff, top with green onions if desired, and enjoy!

Recipe via Paleo Running Momma