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Ground beef bowl with sweet potato, kale, red onion, and mushrooms

You will absolutely love this delicious little bowl. It’s a healthy mix of spiced up ground beef and kale with mushrooms, onions, and sweet potatoes that make this an easy and filling dinner any night of the week and is great for meal prep. Upgrade your ground beef with this easy and tasty proteins and greens bowl that is super simple and delicious!
Course Main Course


  • One medium sweet potato chopped into small cubes
  • Four large leaves of kale or 2.5 cups of pre-cut kale; chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • One small red onion chopped into small chunks
  • one 8 oz package of mushrooms shitake or mixed variety are my favorite!
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • Garnish: Crumbled goat cheese and chopped cilantro for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Put the red onions, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms onto a prepared oven pan.
  • To the veggies add the olive oil and soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon each of the paprika and cumin. Use tongs or your hands to mix everything together and bake for 20 minutes.
  • When there are about 10 minutes left on the veggies, start the ground beef. Put a bit of olive oil into a pan or cast iron and heat on medium heat. When it is nice and hot, add the garlic to the pan until it is browned, just a minute or two. Turn the heat to medium high and add the ground beef to the pan, using a wooden spoon or spatula to break the ground beef into pieces. Add salt, pepper, paprika and cumin to the ground beef and mix together while it is cooking until it is browned, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to low and add the kale to the mix, folding it in until the kale has wilted and is mixed in.
  • When the ground beef-kale mix is done, turn off the stove and check on your veggies.
  • Mix them together on the oven pan to make sure and get all of the spices, juices, and oils off of the pan.
  • To serve, add the ground beef-kale mix to each bowl and top with the veggies. Enjoy!


You can definitely use other veggies for this dish, I just particularly love this combination.  Coconut oil can also be used instead of olive oil, which goes great with the sweet potatos.  
Keyword beef, bowl, ground beef, kale, mushroom, onion, protein, red onion, sweet potato