Sloppy Potatoes

Ok! So. Sloppy Joes. Delicious right? A memory from when you were kid of eating a soft squishy bun and oozing meaty sauce. Plus the chance to get a little messy while you were eating made it even more special. I found this recipe for Sloppy Potatoes and was immediately excited. How had I never thought of this? I think I am now going to put everything on a roasted potato. Like. Everything. Potatoes are 100% my favourite food, so, I honestly feel like my life opened up to a whole new world of cooking. Curry potatoes? Beef stew potatoes? I can think of so many. Ok. Back to the Sloppy Potatoes. Here goes…
Also. Whole30 Approved. Ya!

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My Ingredients:

4 Russet Potatoes
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 lb of Ground Meat
1 Small Onion
1 Sweet Pepper
8-10 Mushrooms
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
3 Dates + 2 Tbsp Hot Water
1 Can Tomato Sauce (Low Sodium Preferred)
Green Onions
S+P

My Method:
Preheat the oven the 400 degrees.
Scrub potatoes and poke on all four sides with fork.
Place in pan and pour 2 tbsp of olive oil and salt over potatoes and rub in.
Cover pan with tinfoil and bake for 1-1.5 hours, flipping half way through.
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While the potato is baking, put your pan on medium-high heat.
onion and sweet pepper until translucent, 3-5 minutes.
Next, grate in garlic and add meat cooking 1-2 minutes until the meat starts to break up.
Add in mushrooms and cook through, another 4-5 minutes.

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Next, add tomato paste, dijon, apple cider vinegar, Italian seasoning, dates and liquid, and cook for another minute.
Add tomato sauce  and S+P to taste, and simmer until ready to serve

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Break open your potato, pour 1/4 of the meat sauce over the potato and top with green onions.

Devour and enjoy!

Tipsy:
-You can tell when the potato is done by inserting a butter knife or if you squeeze it should give and feel soft
-If you want your mixture to be a bit thicker feel free to add some arrowroot starch in the final step.

Details:
Oven at 400 degrees
4 Servings

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