This is a very tasty way of enjoying a sweet potato, and your guests will be wanting seconds.
6 sweet potatoes, wrapped in foil
100g tomato paste
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 sticks celery (optional)
2 onions finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tspoon mixed herbs
4 Tspoons chutney
1 cup grated cheese
1 packet bacon , fried
250 ml milk
30-40mll cake flour
knob of butter
Place the sweet potatoes in the coals of your fire, for approximately an hour. Turn them regularly. They are done when they are soft to the touch.
In the meantime, fry your onions and garlic in your cast iron pot, until the onions become translucent. Add the mince, tomato paste, herbs and chutney and fry for a further 5 minutes.
Now add the peppers and celery and cook for a further 10 minutes. Lastly add the mushrooms and cook everything until done.
Halve the sweet potatoes, and put them flat side facing up, in a flat bottomed cast iron pot.
If you are going to use bacon, put the bacon onto the sweet potatoes, and cover this with a big scoop of mince. Do this for each potato. On top of this pour some of the white sauce that you have made. Sprinkle the white sauce with a bit of grated cheese. ( Optional, garnish with a sliver of avocado.)
Put the lid on the pot, and place the pot back in the coals. Note, not to many coals under the pot, but cover the lid with coals. It should be ready in about 20– 30 minutes.