There are countless versions of Paleo sweet potato hash recipes floating around the net and on Facebook. This is my version. I’ve been making it at least once a week for the last few months. It isn’t pretty but it tastes good!

A few quick tips… I do julienne the potato so it cooks a little more quickly. It also seems to carry the seasoning well. (I once made a version of this with sliced potatoes layered with the meat and spinach. It took forever to cook and, despite the fact that I originally thought I over spiced everything, it was pretty bland.) If you try it this way, do yourself a favor and get a mandolin with a julienne blade. It makes quick work of the potatoes.

Sweet Potato Hash


Paleo Sweet Potato Hash
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, julienned
  • 10 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 lb ground beef (or whatever kind of ground meat you prefer)
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • a dab of coconut oil
  • Seasonings to taste
  1. Saute onion in a large heavy pot. I use a 4 qt enameled cast iron pot but use whatever you have that will fit all the potatoes. Once the onions are cooked, add the ground beef and brown it until cooked. Season the beef with salt, pepper and whatever else you like.
  2. Add julienned sweet potatoes to the pan and toss with the onion-beef mixture. Cover and let cook until sweet potatoes are done, uncovering to gently stir periodically. This will take around 15 minutes.
  3. Mix the fresh spinach in by the handful. Let cook for a few moments until the greens are wilted.
  4. Taste the hash and adjust the seasoning.
Regarding seasoning, I often will go southwest with my choices. Cumin, garlic, chile powder. This is also good with just salt, pepper and lots of garlic.