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African Sweet Potato Stew

Rated as 4.1 out of 5 Stars
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"I came across an African sweet potato stew recipe a few years ago, and adapted it to suit our taste. It is very flavorful and just a bit spicy - just right for cold days! This recipe makes a lot of stew, so it may be halved for a smaller portion, but also freezes very well."
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Ingredients

6 h 45 m servings 231
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Place onion, jalapeno peppers, garlic, ginger, cumin, salt, coriander, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes in a large slow cooker. Pour in water and stir to combine. Mix in sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, and peanut butter.
  2. Set cooker to Medium-High, cover, and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and stew has thickened, about 6 hours. Stir in green beans, cover, and continue cooking until beans are heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger for the fresh ginger if preferred.
  • If you like, coat 1 pound pork stew meat with flour and cook in a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat, drain, and add to the stew with the green beans (in step 2).
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 231 calories; 4.2 43.1 7.4 0 569 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I just realized I forgot to add the garlic, and I still loved it!

Most helpful critical review

I tried to make this, following the steps exactly and it did not look anything like the picture (no corn, peas?...) and it was awful.

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I just realized I forgot to add the garlic, and I still loved it!

I tried to make this, following the steps exactly and it did not look anything like the picture (no corn, peas?...) and it was awful.

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I only used one can of chickpeas and one can of tomatoes. I substituted vegetable broth for the water in the recipe. It was great! Would make it again.

I thought it turned out pretty good except that I only have a medium-small crockpot so I had to leave out the second cans of chickpeas and tomatoes and a sweet potato. I liked the flavor level, ...

Don't look for dessert sweetness, this wonderfully slightly spicy stew is true comfort food of the highest order. I did add a bit of salt and a dollop of butter at serving, but on the whole it ...

Delicious, but needed more peanut butter. Will change to 1 cup PB next time I make it. We also served it with peanuts for everyone to add on top if they wanted. We also like things a bit less s...

It was as sweet as you might expect from a sweet-potato dish. I added some vegetable bullion, used almond butter instead of peanut butter, and added lots of pepper and cayenne. I also used fresh...