We found the ancestor to this recipe on the internet years ago. After we started to dial in our tastes, diet, and budget, we changed it to fit our lifestyle.
The beauty of this meal is that it makes a ton of food for relatively low cost. The trouble with it – you might end up eating half of it in one sitting because it tastes so good!
In addition to the low cost, it doesn’t take very long to make either. The trick, with almost any meal, is to measure out and set aside your spices, veggies, meat, and oils prior to commencing the cook-off.
Now that you know that this won’t cost you a fortune, doesn’t take all night to prep, and is Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) compliant, what’s holding you back?!
Sweet Potato Hash [AIP, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]
- 2 lbs Ground Meat (we use 1/2 turkey and 1/2 pork)
- 3 lbs Sweet Potatoes - diced
- 2 Yellow Onions - chopped
- 2 lbs Zucchini - diced
- 5 Cloves Garlic - diced or crushed
- 3 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (use 1 Tbsp in the ground meat during cooking)
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt (may need more - used to flavor meat and sprinkle over the rest of the trays prior to baking)
- Black pepper - to taste
Preheat Oven to 400⁰F.
Coat a large skillet with 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Combine meat and add to skillet. Mix in 1 Tbsp of Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and any other spices that you might want to use to flavor the meat (garlic powder, onion powder, chili flake/cayenne for a bit of heat if you are not following the AIP diet). Let cook for about 10 minutes or until the meat is browned. Once the meat is cooked, set aside.
Dice the sweet potatoes, zucchini, and onions into approximately ½” cubes or chunks.
Crush/dice the garlic cloves, mix all of the ingredients, and spread out on baking sheets. We usually end up using 2 large rimmed baking sheets and one smaller one.
Sprinkle the remaining Italian seasoning and salt evenly over the baking sheets. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over all of the food on the baking sheets so that the larger trays get more, and the smaller trays get less – even distribution is helpful to get a consistent cook.
Mix everything together to ensure even coating of the oil and seasonings – use your hands - don't be shy!
Put the trays in the oven and cook for a total of 60 minutes, taking the trays out of the oven every 20 minutes to mix everything together. This is to ensure even cooking of all the veggies and meat. Once the hour is up, let cool and enjoy!
*This dish tastes great with your favorite ketchup or hot sauce (AIP dependent of course). You can also try adding some bacon, peppers, or any other veggies depending on your tastes.
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Hey there! I’m Frank, co-founder of Healthy Habits Reset. My wife, Anna, and I have battled our respective autoimmune diseases for over a decade. We have fumbled through and eventually learned that REAL mental and physical healing requires you to be your own advocate, to think for yourself, and to determine what information works for YOU.
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