Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
A South Carolina chef, Ashbell McElveen, came up with this tasty treat. It really puts a new spin on an old dish.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 650 g ground beef or 650 g ground turkey
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 hot chili, finely chopped (optional)
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- 1 (400 g) can black beans, drained
- 1 (400 g) can chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 kg sweet potato, cooked and mashed
- 2 tablespoons grated cheese (optional)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Set the oven to 180°C or 350 degrees F.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the turkey or beef until it is cooked through.
- Remove from the pan and keep warm.
- Next fry the onion, peppers, garlic and parsley until softened.
- Add the beans, tomatoes, peanut butter and cocoa powder and mix well.
- Stir in the cooked turkey and spread the mixture in a casserole dish.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Top with mashed sweet potato and the grated cheese.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Serve hot with a green salad and some tortillas on the side.
Delicious middle-of-the-week wholesome casserole dish that we will have again. I only used 1 lb of ground turkey but added a pkg of frozen vegetables to the casserole and it was very filling. We had Barb Gertz's Old Fashioned Oatmeal Bread Old Fashioned Oatmeal Bread with brownies for desert to round out the meal.