Sweet potatoes give this all-American classic a healthy and
delicious twist. Their creamy orange interior is loaded with fiber and complex
Cooking Time: 47 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 1/4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 Tbs butter
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lb lean ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup reduced-sodium, fat-free beef broth
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup tomato paste
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 6-cup ovenproof casserole with
cooking spray and set aside.
In a small pot, combine the potatoes with enough water to cover by 3".
Bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain the potatoes, return to
the pot, and add the milk, butter, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper.
Mash until smooth and set aside.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sirloin and cook
for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Drain the fat from the pan and
transfer the beef to a bowl. Return the skillet to the heat and add the onion, peas and
carrots, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, for to 7 minutes, or until the vegetables are
Return the beef to the skillet and stir in the broth, wine, and tomato
paste. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the liquid is almost evaporated. Stir in the
remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Transfer the beef mixture to the prepared
casserole dish. Spread the reserved sweet potatoes evenly over the top of the beef. Bake for
25 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are lightly browned.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie
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