Wednesday, April 5, 2017

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Winning Recipe African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew


Sharing Lenten recipes today.

African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

Back when I was in college, my mom made an addicting sweet potato stew. I shared it with friends, and now all of us serve it to our own kids. They all love it, of course. —Alexis Scatchell, Niles, Illinois

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 minutes. 

Cook: 6 hours

YIELD: 8 servings


·                                 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

·                                 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

·                                 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

·                                 3 garlic cloves, halved

·                                 2 teaspoons ground cumin

·                                 1 teaspoon salt

·                                 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

·                                 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

·                                 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

·                                 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

·                                 1 cup water

·                                 8 cups chopped fresh kale

·                                 Chopped peanuts and additional cilantro leaves, optional


·                                 1. Place the first eight ingredients in a food processor; process until pureed. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in sweet potatoes, beans and water.

·                                 2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until potatoes are tender, adding kale during the last 30 minutes. If desired, top each serving with chopped peanuts and additional cilantro. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups: 349 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 624mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 11g fiber), 10g protein.



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