Sweet Potato Topped Rancher's Pie

Sweet Potato Topped Rancher's Pie

Truly a feast for the mouth, if not the eyes; this was a delicious meal that my entire family was happy to eat. Sweet potatoes, vegetables and meat have never before combined in such a fabulous one dish meal in my kitchen. Seasoned with balsamic vinegar and Italian seasonings, all the flavors worked together even better than I had hoped. This meal is certain to be made repeatedly in the future.

Ingredients

  • Truly a feast for the mouth, if not the eyes; this was a delicious meal that my entire family was happy to eat. Sweet potatoes, vegetables and meat have never before combined in such a fabulous one dish meal in my kitchen. Seasoned with balsamic vinegar and Italian seasonings, all the flavors worked together even better than I had hoped. This meal is certain to be made repeatedly in the future.
  • recipe adapted from Gluten Free Goddess
  • Yield: 5-6 servings
  • (printable recipe)
  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 3-4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 14 ounce can of sliced stewed tomatoes
  • optional: 2-3 tablespoons diced roasted green chiles, this added some depth to the flavor, but absolutely no heat at all
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • dash of nutmeg
  • milk, adjust as needed, I used about 2-3 tablespoons
  • Set a medium size pan of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Peel and dice sweet potatoes into 1" pieces. Add them to the water on the stove and sprinkle salt into the pot with them. Cook until fork tender, this should take less than 15 minutes.
Read the whole recipe on Barefeet In The Kitchen