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Minty lamb stuffed sweet potatoes with cucumber & chive yoghurt dollops (RECIPE)

The title is a mouthful and so is the dish but it is pretty damn easy to whip up so never fear…The ingredient list may seem daunting but most of the items are things that we usually have lying around the pantry. I used them all to pack in some flavour but you can get away with a little less if you prefer. Play around with the smaller ingredients as you wish.

I got my free range lamb mince and vitamin E packed sweet potatoes from Gogo’s Deli which is always going to be good. My yoghurt is plain with live cultures from Woolworths (I haven’t had time recently to make my own).

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What you will need

4 medium sweet potatoes, skin on for fiber 500 g lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 chilli, finely chopped 1 tin tomatoes 1 tsp ground coriander salt and pepper

1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 bunch mint, chopped 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp chutney 1 tsp mint jelly

1 cup plain yoghurt 1 inch cucumber, finely chopped 1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp nutmeg

Cook the sweet potato

1. Wash your sweet potato, pierce with a fork and microwave covered in a microwaveable bowl for 6 minutes. 2. Slice in half lengthways and once cool scoop out the flesh in the middle and keep aside.

Cook the mince

1. Brown the mince in a pan with a little butter over high heat 2. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, chilli and coriander and cook for 3 minutes 3. Add the tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and reduce the heat 4. In a bowl mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mint, chutney, mint jelly and lemon juice and pour into the mince 5. Stir well, season to taste, cover and let simmer for at least 30 minutes 6. Meanwhile heat your oven to 180

The yoghurt dollops

1. Mix the yoghurt, cucumber, chives, lemon juice and nutmeg in a small mixing bowl and let sit in the fridge while the mince simmers

Put it together

1. Spoon your mince into the hollowed out sweet potato and pop in the oven for 10 minutes to heat up 2. Once warm, remove from the oven and add your dollops of yoghurt 3. If you want to up your carbs serve with the scooped out sweet potato mashed with a little milk or yoghurt 4. Alternatively serve with a nice mixed salad

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