Buffalo Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatza

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Shut your face. Stop praising me. I’m not a genius. I did not come up with this recipe. Well, I guess I kind of did, but then a reader added the sweet potato idea and I couldn’t resist. Could not resist this little meat excitement. I recreated Meatza My Way the other day and had mentioned about making a buffalo style meatza. It is now real. You could touch it.

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Buffalo Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatza

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 2lbs TX Bar Organics Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1 yam (or a sweet potato if you call it that…because I do), diced
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I love Frank’s but whatever you like)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place your ground beef a bowl along with your herbs: basil, parsley, and orgeano as well as some salt and pepper.
  3. Add the ground beef to a 9×13 glass baking dish and place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes.
  4. While your ground beef bakes, place a large skillet over medium heat and add your coconut oil to the pan. Once the coconut oil becomes hot, add your diced yams.
  5. Cover to help steam and cook for about 5 minutes or so.
  6. When your yams begin to soften, add your ground chicken along with your garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper.
  7. Use a wooden spoon to break up the chicken, then cover to help cook through completely.
  8. When the chicken is done cooking through, add your hot sauce and mix thoroughly.
  9. When your ground beef is done cooking through, add your chicken and yam/sweet potato mixture on top of the beef. Then add a bit more hot sauce to top it all off.
  10. Bake for about 5 minutes.
  11. Then use a meatza cutter and serve!

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holy moly
that’s a lot of meat
a wonderful meatza cutter
and an awesome sweet potato/yam/starchy food/tuber/happy meal for grown ups. yum.


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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


58 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatza”

  1. meant to tell you that I tried plantains out at a restaurant after you posted the beef and plantain recipe and now I’m hooked. But I know I could make them better at home with some coconut oil etc… can’t wait to try out your recipe!

  2. If there is a sweet potato or hot sauce involved, I am there. Way to combine two of my favorite foods and somehow make it totally NOT repulsive! WIN!

  3. This looks so amazing! Can’t wait to try it! Juli, I totally feel you about the Living Social and Groupon shizzzzz. I get like 8 emails a day, and some are from over an hour away, WTF? Scoundrels!

  4. Juli,

    Good stuff. What about snacks that aren’t almonds?

    Other than eating small main course meals I’m having a hard time finding things to eat between meals.

    Thanks and keep it up. I’ll be cheering for you in regionals.

    1. Yo mac ~ try carrying around beef jerky, boiled eggs, celery sticks stuffed w/ almond butter (put them together butter-to-butter side and stick ’em in a plastic bag), a chicken drumstick . . . ok some of these won’t work if you don’t have a cooler or maybe a fridge at work, but these have worked for me.

  5. I’m new to paleo and have stumbled upon your site. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes. I’m very eager to start feeling better by eating the foods that don’t hurt my stomach all the time!!!

  6. I also hate my feet. They are cracked from … well, LIFE..

    Anyways, put coconut oil on your feet for the day. I do in the AM. They feel great.

    PS, I love these blogs! Keep ’em coming!

  7. Just finished making this to take to work tomorrow. I was skeptical at first but had total faith in your amazing recipes. YUP this one did not disappoint! OH. MY. GOODNESS.
    Now I am cooking the Pistachio-pesto-chicken for dinner. I have never enjoyed cooking as much as I do since finding your blog. I have been noshing on the no bake Apple pie for days now.
    My husband greatly appreciates you 🙂

  8. Wow-that was a lot of delicious meat! The sweet potato/hot sauce combo was awesome! Very yummy and we had leftovers for lunch and dinner.
    On a side note– I feel like a stalker because my hubby and I check your website 24/7 and feel like we know you. We always talk about how we would have a blast hanging out with you, but you don’t even know us. I just wanted to let you know that we are creepers and totally appreciate your blogging about paleo and crossfit–our two favorite things!

  9. Yummy!! Making this right now!! However, after I cook the beef, do I pour off the grease or leave it in the dish???

  10. made some tonight but had different meat ingredients and i added an apple… not sure why, it just sounded good. it looks and smells delicous.. thanks for the awesome recipes.. My family thanks you for your awesome recipes. If not for these,they would not be eating 🙂

  11. Once again, you are AMAZING! Love this recipe. I used 3 lbs of ground turkey and it came out wonderful.


  12. I made this for my family tonight, forgetting that my wife hates buffalo sauce…oops. She loved it! All of us did. Actually my wife over ate, something she hasn’t done in months.

    Great job. We love the site. You need to put on an event here in Denver. 🙂

  13. I loved this…although I didn’t exactly follow the recipe exactly. I misread the ingredients and added butternut squash instead. AND I didn’t bake the hamburger, just browned it in a skillet, then added the ground turkey (didn’t have ground chicken), and I didn’t have garlic powder so I minced a couple of garlic cloves. AND I have two young children who do not like SPICY, so we just set the sauce on the table and my husband added it to his plate. So, it was a hit! My revision/mishap worked! Thank you for the recipe!

  14. I made it twice now!! Yum!! The second time I only had chicken and sweet potatoes. I made it anyway and it was great and yummy even without the beef!! And really really quick!! Will make again tomorrow!! Thanks

  15. I added mushrooms & leeks to my batch…OMG! I think this is my favorite so far! I’m going to try this with Paleo BBQ sauce for my next batch!

  16. Great recipe! I made this last night and was very happy with the results. My husband liked it too. I’ll definitely be making this again.

    P.S. I like your blog – funny posts and delicious/interesting/unique paleo friendly recipes! I recommend it to all the paleo people I know. 🙂

  17. OMG is right! I made this tonight and holy moly is it good! I tweaked it a bit. Used half the beef ( seemed like a lot ) and put an egg into the beef mixture to hold it all together. I will definatley be making this again. Thanks

  18. eating this now. wow, that’s pretty tasty. i actually made the “crust” from 1# beef and 1# pork, b/c that’s what i had on hand. I also messed up and put the spices in the crust too… but a little extra spice sure didn’t hurt.

  19. I made this for dinner last night and made 4 peeps (myself included) VERY happy! It was delish!! After the three men I was eating with had seconds, there was very little leftover (I thought we’d have leftovers for a few days). And what WAS left, was split up for lunches today. Keep rockin it sista! I LOVE everything about your site. Yes, everything. Especially when you say “holy balls”. Makes me giggle every time.

  20. Made this with ground turkey bottom, ground turkey sausage top. Quite good. Who knew sweet potato and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce went well together? I look forward to doing this again per recipe.

  21. I LOVE this!!! And my husband loves it too (which is a miracle because he is very anti Paleo foods). My favorite things all combined in a wonderful Paleo dish. Thank you for figuring this out and posting it!!

  22. I have made this a few times now and it keeps getting better, probably because I add more hot sauce each time. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite paleo recipes ever!

  23. First off – this was AWESOME!!!!! It got a 4 thumbs up from my husband and both of my kids!!! This is the second day of our lifestyle change! I threw out all the pasta, cereal, bread, etc. this morning much to my kids (and hubby’s) dismay! Last night’s meal was so-so but I came across your site and found this recipe. We haven’t gone ‘completely’ paleo at this point, as we still plan to use some dairy, but sparingly. I didn’t have ground chicken so I diced the chicken breasts into small chunks and we didn’t have sweet potatoes so I used a granny smith apple and it was amazing!!! The apple gave it an extra kick and I liked the diced chicken for a change in texture. I added chunks of mozzarella to the top very sparingly too – but honestly it wasn’t necessary. Like I said – we a totally new to this lifestyle – but this was awesome for my family!!! Thank you!

  24. Hi guys,
    Your website was recommended to me as a great source of paleo/Primal recipes, and I am trying to ‘translate’ your recipes into Aus English.

    “Bake for about 5 minutes.
    Then use a meatza cutter and serve!”

    For the benefit of a dumb Aussie, can you explain what a meatza is, and what a meatza cutter is (besides the obvious, something to cut a meatza with?)?

    1. you’re making a meatza! it’s like a pizza but the crust is made from meat, just like you made. a meatza cutter is just a joke on words since you’re using a pizza cutter, but cutting the meatza

  25. I’ve made this a few times and LOVE IT. Today for lunch I ate the leftovers with a fried egg on top. OH MY. Love your recipes, keep em coming!!

  26. Thanks for this recipe, I am actually having this for lunch this very instant. It turned out to be extremely tasty and spicy, just the way I like it. The only thing I really changed was I topped it off with guacamole, since I am addicted to it. I was skeptical about adding guac to it, but I don’t think adding it to anything can do harm to any base recipe. I also added actual finely chopped fresh garlic to the beef instead of the powder. It just adds to the prep time but adds so much more to the taste and flavor.

  27. I am not normally a fan of hot sauce but this was very good. Only had 1lb ground beef defrosted so I used that and I cubed chicken breast into small pieces. I also added mushrooms. I cooked the sweet potatoes a little too long before adding the chicken so they ended up mashed towards the end but it was still very good.

  28. I have sriracha sauce at home, but not regular hot sauce. Could I use that instead, and should I adjust the amount? (I’m not a regular sriracha eater- just used it once in a recipe)

  29. I love your website and this recipe has been my GO TO since converting to Paleo about 3 years ago! I just recently started doing IRL Cooking shows on Twitch (in addition to other games I play) and featured this recipe on there. Hopefully that is ok?! I hope to feature a few more of your recipes that I love also.

    Please feel free to check it out and I would love to see more meatloaf recipes in the future! <3


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