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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.8
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 101.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g

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African Sweet Potato Stew

Submitted by: AZIEBART
African Sweet Potato Stew

Introduction

A traditional recipe made easy in a crockpot (or on the stovetop) A traditional recipe made easy in a crockpot (or on the stovetop)
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 jalapenos (or to taste), seeded and chopped
    2 teaspoons minced or powdered ginger
    2-3 cloves minced garlic
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    3 cups water or vegetable broth
    2.5 pounds sweet potatoes (~6 medium sweet potatoes), peeled and cut into 1-2 inch chunks
    2 14.5 ounce cans drained chopped tomatoes
    2 14.5 ounce cans drained chickpeas
    1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen, cut in 2 inch pieces
    ΒΌ cup natural peanut butter (or more to taste
    1 bunch cilantro


Directions

Place chopped onion, chopped jalapenos and all seasonings with 3 cups of water or vegetable broth in crock pot over medium heat [experiment with different seasonings, consider substituting curry]. Then chop Sweet potatoes.

Add sweet potatoes, drained tomatoes, drained chickpeas, and peanut butter and mix well. Cook over medium heat until done, ~4-6 hours on medium to low heat. May be left in crock pot for hours. (On stove top, bring to a boil, then simmer until done). Add additional water as needed.

15 minutes prior to serving, add green beans (thawed or fresh) and half a cup chopped cilantro and mix.

Serve with cilantro as garnish.
Makes 8 , very filling, 1.5 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AZIEBART.






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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was fabulous. Just note that in the ingredients list it calls for 1 cup liquid, but in the instructions it calls for 3. I used 3 which was correct. I also would cook this on high as my crock pot doesn't have med. and low took too long. Also, don't drain the tomatoes. Otherwise, A+! - 10/7/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    So glad I tried this! Very tasty. Used black beans instead of chickpeas, celery leaves instead of cilantro (store was out!) and made it on the stove top. Can't believe a vegan dinner got a thumbs up from my fiance! This will totally end up in the recipe roulette! - 6/15/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was really really good and I think it can be really flexible - you could probably throw anything you wanted in here and it would still taste great.
    The portion size is 1.5 cups, but I couldn't even finish that! It's extremely filling!! - 9/15/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've made this a number of times for company and for myself. I freeze leftovers into individual servings over brown rice and take for lunch. I've also substituted organic peas for the beans added at the end. Delicious!! - 7/6/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We make something very similar, as both are variations of African Ground Nut Stew. We use black beans and rice in ours. We make it in big batches and freeze individual portions. - 1/5/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is excellent! Just note that the nutritional information does NOT include the chick peas. - 10/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am by no means a vegetarian, but this was extremely satisfying! - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious and most satisfying! I served with sriracha and crushed red pepper condiments so most of us could add a little more heat. Add about 95 calories (1 fat, 17 carbs, 1g sugar, 5.5 prot) for the missing chickpeas (per serving). - 3/1/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    First I want to thank MisVik for pointing out the Nutrition Data glitch. I rewrote the recipe for myself,to include the missing garbanzo calories & other nutrition info.
    This was a great dish, I will make it again, but I will also double the spices since I like alot of flavor in my dishes. Yum! - 10/5/10

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  • O.K.
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    my family didn't like and neither did i definitely something different to try. - 4/10/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think next time I will leave out the peanut butter and add more beans. Made a lot- will be my lunch for the week. - 3/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I also added more peanut butter, but only to our individuals bowls..about 1 teaspoon more each. YUM! Also, I think I added too much liquid because it was kind of runny, so I took out my stick blender and blending about half of it, double YUM. I also added peas which was very good. Thanks! - 11/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was the yummiest meal! And it was so easy. We are going to do it again and it is on top of the list of things we could serve when vegetarian friends come round for dinner now! Thanks so much for sharing this. - 1/7/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really delicious! Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to making it again and adding a little bit of chicken and some hotter spices...seems like a great recipe for experimenting! - 1/7/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked this better the second day. I didn't have enough chick peas, so I added a can of limas. My husband made a fuss when he saw all the beans and no meat, but he went back for thirds. My daughter loved it. - 1/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is great. Whole family liked it. Made on stove-top this time, but will try crock pot next time. - 11/5/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would say a serving is 2 cups not 1.5. There is too much liquid & green beans. I cooked to the original recipe. I'll make it again but with less broth, some curry, and maybe a little soy milk. - 10/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good simple affordable recipe. I served it with jasmine rice. Thank you for sharing. - 8/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made a few minor alterations to this recipe (green pepper vs green beans, etc) but still absolutely loved it! Delicious :) - 6/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was great...however my husband wanted meat! - 4/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 3/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! The use of fresh cilantro and ginger really gave it a kick. - 3/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Definitely will make this again. It was delicious! - 3/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added lamb marinated in mint sauce and it was amazing! The mint really complimented the spices and because it was cooked for so long the lamb was tender (even though it was a cheap cut!). - 2/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I really like the way the sweet potatoes turn into a mash and the flavour with the peanut butter. - 2/6/10

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