Check out these amazing Chilli and Sweet Potato Cubes from Operation Transformation.


  • 500g mince beef, extra lean
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    400g black eyed beans (240g drained)
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 40g 3% natural yogurt
  • 40g cheddar cheese grated

Food Staples:

  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 beef stock cube mixed with 240ml water
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ bunch coriander, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 190C / 170C fan / gas mark 5
  2. In a bowl toss the chopped sweet potato and pepper with 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil and spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet
  3. Place baking sheet in oven and roast until tender for 20-30 minutes approximately
  4. In a large pot add 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil over a medium to high heat
  5. Add onion to pot, stirring often until soft
  6. Add the crushed garlic, paprika, chilli powder and cumin to the pot and cook for a further few minutes while stirring
  7. Add in the mince beef and cook until it turns brown
  8. Add in the red pepper, beans, tomato, beef stock and cocoa and stir bringing to a gentle simmer for 10 -15 minutes 
  9. Remove the sweet potato from the oven, add to the pot and stir
  10. Scoop portions out of pot and serve with a spoon of natural yogurt, grated cheese and a sprinkle of coriander on top