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Mexican Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes

Meet the Mexican version of the Sloppy Joe (without the bread).

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by UncommonGoods in exchange for this post. But all opinions are my own.

I was going to call this dish Mexican Sloppy José Sweet Potatoes. But I am pretty sure everyone would think it was a typo. And I am still not truly sure if it’s a true sloppy joe since it’s not a sandwich. I mean it is sandwiched between sweet potatoes with a homemade taco seasoning. Does that count?

It’s this time of year where everyone is ready for the fall food and the weather changing. Well it’s also this time of year where I miss Indy. It was a unique city full of sports, fun restaurants, darling little towns and shops.

I find  UncommonGoods to be somewhat like it in the sense that it’s an online shop that focuses on unique finds. They sell handmade, recycled, and organic products. They also try their best on being green in the sense of being more online with publications and/or printing on recycled paper.

It’s funny because I had such a hard time moving up there to begin with because I was away from our family, our friends, and a job I loved. But the saying is true – absence makes the heart grow fonder. I miss the farmers markets that lasted even thru the winter. I miss all the children’s stores – where I found our favorite baby books  (which would make for a perfect baby shower gift).

It’s something that will forever be a part of us. There are so many keepsakes we have like glasses, cutting boards, and pictures that will help us to cherish those memories. UncommonGoods has so many things like these that would be  perfect for your special someone on your anniversary or a special gift for a wedding.

Hopefully soon we will visit Indy. Until then Alabama fall I hope you don’t disappoint. At least I can rely on these Mexican Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes for some comfort food and as a dish I know my toddlers will eat!

Mexican Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ onion diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 small jalapeno minced about 2 teaspoons
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4 sweet potatoes cooked
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • In a large skillet with olive oil saute the onion and jalapeno for about 5 minutes.
  • Once vegetables are cooked, add ground beef. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until beef is browned. Drain most of the liquid.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients (except sweet potatoes). Stir occasionally and let simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Divide mixture between 4 portions and place on top of sweet potatoes.
  • Garnish with cilantro.


Nutmeg Nanny

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Love this twist! Have to make these!


Tuesday 17th of October 2017

I love the Uncommon Goods catalog! I think my family will like these...need to pick up some sweet potatoes at the farmer's market!


Tuesday 17th of October 2017

This is such a creative idea! Can’t wait to try it!!

Delaney | Melanie Makes

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

These look so so delicious!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

I LOVE this idea! We love sweet potatoes, so I know we will love this!

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