Spicy Slow Cooked Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado-Cilantro Cream

Ali Segersten Mar 03, 2017 7 comments

I really love being able to toss ingredients into my slow cooker in the morning in order to have a meal ready to go later in the day, don't you? There's just so much less stress, and I feel so organized, with a clean kitchen going into dinnertime! This recipe for tomato-free, paleo slow cooked beef can be used in a multitude of ways. If you don't want to stuff it into baked sweet potatoes then you could use it as a taco filling for corn tortillas, Brown Rice Flour Tortillas, or simply served with sautéed kale and cabbage! If you or some of your family members eat dairy you could put the beef into the sweet potatoes and then top with shredded raw cheese and place in your oven under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese (some of my children like this)!

I first made this with some of my lacto-fermented hot sauce (yes, I cooked my precious sauce)! After that I wanted to recreate it using some of the same ingredients from my sauce that everyone could find and use. This recipe contains bell peppers and hot peppers, but no tomatoes, and it's not too spicy (my children eat this). If you are following the Elimination Diet and have tested out ok for peppers and beef then you can enjoy this during the rest of Phase 3. In fact, you could even use this recipe for testing beef in Phase 3! I hope you enjoy it!


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Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

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Hi Jennifer.....oh my! I need to try making it in the Instant Pot! I use a yogurt maker but can only make a quart at a time. It's easier to make big batches......though lately my kids have really been into goat milk yogurt. I feel better with coconut milk yogurt. :) Thanks for the tip!

Hi Ali,

Not to change subjects too much, but I made your coconut yogurt in the Instant Pot and it turned out *amazing.* I had tried it before using different methods to keep it warm and came out with coconut jello (kind of like haupia!) or the consistency was too thin. I am very excited to have found a recipe/process that works really well predictably! Thanks!

Go you for stocking up! It makes the week a whole lot easier having a few dinners ready in advance, especially with a lot of hungry children running around!

I like your blog,i hope it can be helpful for other people

Hi Jennifer,

Yes! I actually got one a few weeks ago. I love it. I can make soup in 20 minutes! I used to have a stovetop pressure cooker but it broke a few years ago so I've been without one. I have to admit, the electric version is SO much easier! I am finding that I use it much more often than I ever used my stovetop pressure cooker. I bet this recipe would work really well in the Instant Pot.

I got the 8-quart size and I'm so glad I did. So many people to feed! :) Last week I made 4 different soups/stews in an afternoon. It was amazing to stock up the fridge!

I hope to post some recipes soon. I totally think like you too now...."that will take xx minutes for me in the Instant Pot"!!

If anyone here is reading this and wondering what the Instant Pot is...you can check it out here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2m4C8vU

Hi Rochelle,

I have not tested a nightshade free variation yet, but I bet you could blend 1 cup of the tart cherry juice with 1 cup of bone broth, along with the onions, garlic, salt, and ACV. You could even add some ground cumin if you would like! Let me know how it works. :)

Glad you are enjoying the blog! I hope to post more slow cooked recipes and pressure cooker recipes. Both make life easier.

Ali, have you tried the Instant Pot yet? I have been making a lot of your recipes in it and oh my goodness-it is so much easier. We always have baked squash and sweet potatoes on hand easily now. I have no affiliation whatsoever with Instant Pot people; I just love that it's stainless steel and that it cooks rice, root vegetables, eggs, stews, curries, meats, soups and puddings so quickly! Our eggs are fresh and hard-boiling them used to be a pain because the shells would be impossible to peel; now they just come off neatly and easily. I look at this recipe and think, "Great! 35 minutes in the Instant Pot! Yay!" or with the glass top, you can toss it all in and cook it all day--depending on what kind of day it is! That combined with the stainless steel immersion blender is amazing. Thanks for all your recipes! We love them!

Hi Ali, i am doing yours and Tom's elimination diet now. I reacted to nightshades (as in major joint pain flare ups). Do you think this recipe would work if i subbed in the cherry juice from your nightshade-free chicken taco recipe? I have not tested beef yet but I am about to this weekend. Citrus works for me so I will make the avocado cream recipe w/o the pepper. Please post more slow cooker elimination diet recipes. i work full time so these are a life-saver. thanks, love your blog!

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