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Sweet Potato Beef Mash-Up
 
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Sweet Potato Beef Mash-Up
Sweet potatoes and Ground Beef make a perfect pair in this Southwest inspired breakfast for lunch recipe.

Click here for the PDF recipe formatted for USDA National School Lunch Program requirements.
Yield: 50 servings (For 100 servings, double the ingredient quantities)
INGREDIENTSQUANTITYDIRECTIONS
  
Combine sweet potatoes, 3/4 cup taco seasoning and oil in large bowl. Toss to coat. Place in single layer on sheet pans. Roast in oven until tender and lightly browned; stirring and rotating halfway through. *
Diced sweet potatoes14 pounds
Taco seasoning mix, divided1-1/2 cups
Vegetable oil1/2 cup
  
Meanwhile, brown ground beef and onions, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally until internal temperature reaches 160°F*. Remove drippings. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup taco seasoning and 1-1/2 quarts water. Simmer, stirring occasionally. *
Ground Beef (80% lean)8-1/2 pounds
Chopped onions4 pounds
Water, plus additional as needed1-1/2 quarts
  
Combine yogurt and hot sauce in bowl.

CCP: Hold for service at 40°F or below for up to 2 hours.
Nonfat plain or Greek yogurt*3 cups
Hot pepper sauce 1/4 to 1/2 cup
For Service: 
Portion 1 cup (three #8 scoops). Top with about 1 tablespoon (#70 scoop) yogurt mixture. Garnish with cilantro, as desired. *
Serving SuggestionsSee Notes
Chopped fresh cilantroAs needed

*  Cooking instructions are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

*  Cook's Tip
Roast potatoes in convection oven at 400°F; conventional oven 425°F.

*  Serving Suggestions
Beefy Sweet Potato Hash can also be served in whole grain tortillas. Portion 1 cup (three #8 scoops) into 1 tortilla (6 to 7 inch diameter) per serving. Top with about 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture. Garnish with cilantro, as desired.

*  Reduced-fat or regular dairy sour cream may be substituted for yogurt.


Nutrition information per serving (1 cup beef mixture, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture): 320 calories; 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat); 52 mg cholesterol; 418 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 19 g protein; 3 mg iron; 18,244 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 96 mg calcium.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber and protein; and a good source of iron.

Nutrition information per serving (1 cup beef mixture, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, 2 (6-inch) whole grain tortillas): 540 calories; 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat); 52 mg cholesterol; 878 mg sodium; 66 g carbohydrate; 10.7 g fiber; 19 g protein; 4.2 mg iron; 18,244 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 96 mg calcium.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein and iron.
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