So after eating at my favorite restaurant at Urbanpl8, I realized how adding sweet potatoes to basically anything can be really satisfying. They have a dish called Grilled Chicken Tagine with Harissa that I absolutely love! It’s grilled chicken with roasted sweet potatoes, onions, zuchinni and some other yummy veggies. Anway I don’t even know exactly what Harissa or Tagine is, but I know it’s amazing and that I could eat that every day!
So of course, I wanted to figure out how to make it. Turns out, from what I could research, there were just too many ingredients and would be too time consuming for me to make. As I always say, if it’s not quick and easy, chances are good I won’t make it. With that said, I’ve been craving something with a bunch of good protein, some chunks of sweet potato and some fun spices. I’ve never made anything with these spices together but ended up LOVING it. It’s very different from what I typically make. It really awakens the taste buds!
I was a little worried that the kids wouldn’t like it because there were so many different flavors, but everyone ate it and loved it. Yes!!
So, I call this creation that I’m so proud of, Morrocan Mash…
Here’s what you need:
- 2 lbs ground meat (I used 1 lb chicken, 1 lb grass fed beef)
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 2-4 tbsp olive oil (depending on how much grease you get from your meat)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp dried cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp celtic sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground ginger or ginger powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp turmeric
By the way, those looking for a lower carb version, you can use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes as it actually has half the carbs of potatoes. The second time I cooked it (yes, this week) I added a bunch of butternut squash (see picture above) I have to say, I really liked using both the butternut squash and sweet potatoes. I also just used turkey and chicken (because that was what was in my fridge) but turns out, I do prefer it with at least some ground beef. If you use 2 lbs of white meat, just be sure to add in an extra tbsp of evoo, but keep in mind the turkey is harder to break up.
I think this would be great with some raw crushed cashews too. Let me know what y’all think!