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overhead view of stuffed sweet potato topped with cilantro and sour cream

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (paleo)

These easy chili stuffed sweet potatoes are perfect for a weeknight dinner. Real food, filling, delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 520kcal
Author Sara


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 can chopped/diced tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash sweet potatoes and pierce each potato with a fork 4-5 times (this allows steam to escape while baking). Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the potatoes all the way through with a fork. The size of your potatoes will determine the exact baking time.
  • While the sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the chili. Add the ground beef, onion, and garlic to a medium-size skillet. Break up ground beef and mix with onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until the ground beef is fully cooked and no longer pink. Turn heat to medium-low and stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and canned tomatoes. Cook until fully heated. Keep over low heat until potatoes are ready.
  • Take your baked sweet potatoes and slice down the middle. Stuff with chili and top with your desired toppings,
  • Enjoy!


  • I recommend grass-fed/grass-finished ground beef when possible. 
  • Try to find sweet potatoes that are roughly the same size; this will help when baking to ensure they all done around the same time. 
  • Recommended toppings include guacamole or avocado, cilantro, sour cream (plain almond milk Greek yogurt if you're dairy-free), green onion, and/or radishes. 
  • For an even easier dinner, cook the sweet potatoes ahead of time so all you need to do is quickly make the chili and re-heat the sweet potatoes. 


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 1335mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 32939IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 6mg