Prep Time: 45 minutes | Makes 4 Servings


  • 2-4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño finely chopped
  • 1.3 oz. package Siete mild taco seasoning
  • 3 tbsp. ghee
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika q salt, to taste
  • cilantro, for garnish


Prepare the potatoes by bringing a large pot of water to a boil and submerge the potatoes in water. Boil them for 30-40 minutes or until a fork can poke through.

Prepare the ground beef. In a large pan over medium-high heat add the ground beef. Cook until brown and no longer pink, breaking apart with a spatula into small pieces. Drain the excess grease and bring the cooked meat back to the pan. Add the jalapeño and Siete taco seasoning to the meat. Cook according to the seasoning package and set aside.

Melt the 3 tbsp. ghee and add garlic powder, cumin, and paprika. Stir to combine and set aside.

Cut the potato down the center and open like a book. Season with salt and drizzle the ghee mixture on the inside of the potato. Top with black beans, taco meat, shallot, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro.

Enjoy with your favorite hot sauce or salsa!

Mary Alexander Satterfield is a Memphis-based recipe developer and content creator. She runs a food blog called @the_hungry_hooker inspired by her maiden name Hooker. MA takes recipes you love and lightens them up with clean ingredients giving them a healthy twist. Learn more at and follow on Instagram @the_hungry_hooker.