This easy yet wonderful stew can be made any time of year. The meat can be omitted without compromising the dish. Serve hot with a great bread and a nice spinach salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the chorizo and ham 2 to 3 minutes. Place the onion in the pot, and cook until tender. Stir in garlic, and cook until tender, then mix in the sweet potatoes, bell pepper, tomatoes with juice, chile pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.

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  • Stir the beans into the pot, and cook uncovered until heated through. Mix in the mango and cilantro, and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

508 calories; protein 22.8g; carbohydrates 70.7g; fat 15g; cholesterol 30.8mg; sodium 1537.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
I omitted the meat and used frozen mango chunks and this was a great recipe! I also served it with the Brazilian rice (you saute the rice with onion and garlic before cooking it) and a spinach, cilantro, pineapple salad and it made a delicious meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2010
I have made this a couple of times and I am finally getting it where I want it to be. By the books this recipe is very very bland. The texture is fantastic, but the lack of flavor makes this meal seem only halfway there. The problem is that you need to add flavor without upsetting the balance of texture. I have decreased the water to 3/4 cup, upped the garlic, added cumin, added black pepper. This has resulted in a recipe that tastes as good as it looks. Read More
(38)
491 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 365
  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
I omitted the meat and used frozen mango chunks and this was a great recipe! I also served it with the Brazilian rice (you saute the rice with onion and garlic before cooking it) and a spinach, cilantro, pineapple salad and it made a delicious meal. Read More
(141)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
My husband and I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I have made it for my cooking group too and froze the stew in 6 cup batches and it turns out beautifully. You can just pop the frozen stew into your crockpot and lunch/dinner is ready in a few hours. The colors of this stew are also amazing. I like to use one can of petite diced tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the hot green chili pepper. It just saves me from having to dice a spicy pepper myself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This a absolutely and BY FAR the most delicious stew I've ever made. I thought initially that my family wouldn't like it because, well, mango + beans + ham + cilantro? But I got compliments all around for the absolute amazing flavor! This collection of tastes are fantastic, I couldn't believe it. Now I am throwing a little dinner party JUST so I can serve this and soak up all the compliments! SO easy to make too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2007
This was super yummy and easy to make. The only thing missing is seasoning. When I first tasted it, I panicked because it was bland, but as soon as I added some paprika, pepper and cumin, it really brought out the flavors and was fantastic! This is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2008
This was excellent. I used Italian sausage for the meat but think this would be just as good vegetarian or perhaps with chicken broth instead of water. I also added cumin to give it a bit of a flavor kick. I also used 3 mangoes instead of one. I'll be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2005
great recipe! I'm not a sweet potato fan but my husband is. didn't really matter because all the flavors blended so well I couldn't tell I used a sweet potato. I didn't use meat substituted broth for water & added cumin pepper & more garlic & doubled the mango. I think next time I'd reduce the liquid to 1 cup. definitely a keeper recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Amazing! This is the fourth or fifth time I have made this stew and it never fails to impress. Used sweet italian sausage this time instead of the chorizo (pregnant dinner guest with heartburn) and it was still wonderful. Only thing I can't understand is how someone didn't love this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2008
This has to be one of my most favorite dishes! I love the unusual mix of textures and flavors. I added some butternut squash and used andioulle sausage instead of the chorizo. I think it would also taste really good with a smoked sausage if you need a more mild soup for a family with young children. We have to serve Gluten-free meals and this is a keeper (make sure your choice of sausage is GF)! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2010
I have made this a couple of times and I am finally getting it where I want it to be. By the books this recipe is very very bland. The texture is fantastic, but the lack of flavor makes this meal seem only halfway there. The problem is that you need to add flavor without upsetting the balance of texture. I have decreased the water to 3/4 cup, upped the garlic, added cumin, added black pepper. This has resulted in a recipe that tastes as good as it looks. Read More
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