ROCKIN' MOROCCAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

MOROCCAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

I developed this recipe for fasting days when I’m having an intense sugar and carb craving. Moroccan food often uses sweeter spices. To skip the usual brown sugar or sweetener added to most dishes, I've used classic Moroccan pairings like dried fruits and sweet potato. Of this series, this is probably the most filling. For more protein, top with a fried egg.

MOROCCAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

serves 2, 60 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1lb sweet potatoes (2 large)
  • 1lb chicken breast, beef, or lamb (macros are for chicken), cut into large peices
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1.5 cups pinto beans, cooked
  • 5-8 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 6 pieces dried apricot 
  • 2 cups broth or water 
  • 1.5 tablespoons Moroccan Seasoning, recipe follows
  • Cilantro for serving 
  • Salt & Pepper to 

MOROCCAN SEASONING

makes 8 tablespoons

  • 5 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 5 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 5 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 2 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper (less if you can’t handle heat)
  • 1 1⁄4 teaspoons cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (205C). Scrub your potatoes, pierce a with fork all over, and coat with fat of choice. Bake in oven for 45-60 minutes.
  2. While potatoes are baking, prep onion, bell peppers, garlic and tomatoes. 
  3. Coat a large pan with fat of choice and sauté, onions, and pepper until tender. 
  4. Add in meat and garlic and cook through until meat has browned.
  5. Add in tomatoes, apricots, and Moroccan seasoning. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat until tomatoes are juicy.
  6. Add in beans and broth, let simmer for about 50 minutes covered, until liquid has mostly reduced.
  7. Open up your baked sweet potatoes, stuff with spiced chicken and beans. Top with cilantro for serving.

THE FACTS