Beef Sausage, Kale & Aged Cheddar Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

*Beef sausage recipe courtesy of Beef, It's What's For Dinner

Ingredients

For the beef sausage

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp rubbed sage)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

For the rest

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups (packed) baby kale leaves, hard stems removed
  • 1 cup aged sharp cheddar, freshly shredded
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed, patted dry

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Rub sweet potato skins with a little olive oil and prick several times with a fork
  3. Bake sweet potatoes in preheat oven for 40-60 min, depending on the size
  4. While potatoes are baking, prepare the sausage mixture
  5. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, sage, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and crushed pepper
  6. Mix with hands until thoroughly combined
  7. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  8. Add beef mixture and chopped onion to the pan
  9. Cook until beef is no longer pink and onions are translucent, about 8-10 minutes
  10. Drain any fat from the pan and stir in baby kale
  11. Cook until kale is soft and wilted
  12. Stir in aged cheddar and cook until melted and smooth
  13. Season with salt and pepper to taste and spoon into cooked sweet potatoes

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