Sweet Potato Bake with Ground Meat

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Sweet potatoes, spicy minced meat, a creamy tomato sauce & everything gratinated with cheese. That’s all it takes to cook a delicious sweet potato bake & make the whole family happy.

Sweet & hot paprika powder give the potato dish the special seasoning, alternatively the spices can also be replaced at your own taste. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Sweet Potato Bake with Ground Meat
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 15 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Casserole Dishes, Fast Food, Meat Dishes, Recipes with Ground Meat, Recipes with Potatoes
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Sweet Potato Bake with Ground Meat

Sweet Potato Bake with Ground Meat

Sweet Potato Bake with Ground Meat

Sweet Potato Bake with Ground Meat

Ingredients for 4 – 6 servings:

  • 1 kilogram sweet potatoes
  • 500 grams ground meat (half pork/half beef)
  • 150 milliliters cream
  • 150 grams creme fraiche
  • 150 grams grated cheese
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 – 2 clove(s) garlic
  • Each a teaspoon sweet & hot paprika powder
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 – 3 sprigs fresh parsley for garnishing

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large pan for the met sauce
  • Suitable baking dish



Peel sweet potatoes and then cut or slice them very thin using a knife or slicer. Spread half of sweet potato slices evenly in a large baking dish, put the other half aside until further use. Next, peel off an onion & finely chop. Also finely chop 1 – 2 clove(s) garlic.



…for the meat sauce:

Heat up a large frying pan adding a good dash oil & sweat onions & garlic for about 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat until glassy, stirring occasionally. Next, add 500 grams ground meat & brown for another 2 – 3 minutes until crumbly, stirring from time to time.

If that’s done season the meat with a teaspoon each of sweet & hot paprika powder, also with a good pinch of salt & pepper. Stir in spices & finally stir in 150 milliliters cream, 150 grams creme fraiche & a can chopped tomatoes to finish the sauce.

…for the sweet potato bake:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Bring the meat sauce to a simmer, add the other half of sweet potato slices & give everything a good stir.

Preparing Sweet Potato Bake

Preparing Sweet Potato Bake

Transfer the sweet potato and meat mixture to the baking dish, spread evenly over the other sweet potatoes & finally sprinkle with 150 grams of grated cheese. Then put the sweet potato bake into the preheated oven and bake for about 50 – 60 minutes.

Get the done potato bake out of the oven, dish up on plates and serve garnished with some chopped parsley. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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