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Healthy baked sweet potato sprinkled with fresh coriander

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato with Easy and Delicious Homemade Chili

A delicious sweet potato, fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, topped with a super quick and easy homemade chili, this healthy sweet potato is my favourite dish to tuck into on chilly weeknights.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Paleo
Servings 1 serving
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 4.4oz / 125g lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce / passata
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Prick the sweet potato all over with a fork. Place on a piece of kitchen paper and cook in the microwave for 8 minutes, or until completely soft and cooked through. Alternatively, bake the sweet potato in the oven at 400F/200C for 30 minutes, until cooked through. 
  • While the potato is cooking, add the mince and bell pepper to a small frying pan over a medium heat. Brown the mince for 5 minutes and drain off the fat.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients (tomato sauce/passata, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, oregano and cinnamon) and leave to simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Slice the sweet potato in half, fluff up the insides with a fork and top with the homemade chili.