Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hauswarming Sweet Potatoes and Apples

I am not big on German foods. I don't eat bratwurst because I was deeply scarred by the number of bratwurst I had to thaw out for weekend golf scrambles when I worked at the golf course. I don't care for sauerkraut, although I keep reading I should be eating it.

But there are a few German flavors I am a big fan of! This dish incorporates sweet potatoes and apples with a little bit of sweetness from cinnamon and clove. The combination is like a big warm, inviting hug. That would be a really messy hug so I suggest just eating it curled up on your couch with the fireplace roaring in the background.

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Hauswarming Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
1/2 lb ground beef
1 apple, cubed (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious work best)
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
dash of salt

Add sweet potatoes to a pot of boiling water and boil for about 10 minutes, until they become tender.

Drain and set aside
Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, until it just begins to brown, 3-4 minutes

Add sweet potatoes, apples, cinnamon, clove and salt to skillet with ground beef. Mix well and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, until apples and sweet potatoes are cooked through