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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 357.1
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 918.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 65.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.9 g
  • Protein: 12.7 g

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African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

Submitted by: JEREMY_PATRICIA
African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

Introduction

This stew gets its richness from sweet potatoes and peanuts. The peanuts contribute a lot of flavor, but it also contributes a good bit of fat. To reduce the fat, you may choose to reduce the amount or leave it out entirely but then it doesn't taste as good and won't be African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew This stew gets its richness from sweet potatoes and peanuts. The peanuts contribute a lot of flavor, but it also contributes a good bit of fat. To reduce the fat, you may choose to reduce the amount or leave it out entirely but then it doesn't taste as good and won't be African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 onion, chopped
    2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
    2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
    1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/2 tsp. sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    2 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
    2 (14.5) ounce cans chopped tomatoes
    2 (14.5) ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 pound green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces (fresh or frozen)
    1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
    1 cup of peanuts (shelled and peeled – no skin on them).

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Directions

Makes 8 servings

lace 1/3 cup water, onion, jalapenos, ginger and garlic in a large pot.
Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
Add cumin, cinnamon, salt, red pepper and coriander.
Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Add sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, green beans, vegetable broth, and peanuts.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Enjoy eating it with friends and family and smile lots.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEREMY_PATRICIA.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Super delicious! In regards to quantity, it made 4-5 quarts of stew. The serving size used for the calculation must be 2 or even 2.5 cups. Really way more stew than needed for 2 people, but it tasted so good that the leftovers disappeared within a few days. I didn't even have to freeze any of it. - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would absolutely make this again! My thirteen-year-old brother who hates anything green and anything spicy, cleaned his plate and even served himself seconds. I served it with brown rice and it was incredibly filling. I added two tbsps of peanut butter, which helped bring out the peanut taste. - 1/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and perfect prepared per the recipe in my opinion! - 10/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very tasty stew. Personally, I think it could be a little spicier, so next time I will up the heat level a bit.
    I will definitely make this again. - 7/25/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    hi, how much is 1 serving, is it 1 or 2 cups? - 9/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic - nutritious and tastes delicious at the same time. - 6/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! - 5/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great hearty stew, wonderful balance of flavours.
    I didn't have fresh jalaenpos so I used red and green chillis. It was a tasty spicey as opposed to hot.
    My dad who doesnt approve of non-plain foods, cleaned his plate.
    I don't think there is a better recommedation than that!
    - 5/4/08

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  • Everyone loved it! I did add 1/4 natural chunky PB to give the sauce some body (and a little extra PB flavor). - 10/17/12

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  • My 2 year old, my vegan friend, and my family ALL loved it! Subbed 8oz of Porter and 4oz water for the veggie broth. Cooked spices and onion in pan and then put in the slow cooker with other ingredients and cooked on high for 6 hours - still turned out amazing! We will be making this again. - 5/4/12

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  • 10 out of 5 stars! I used 1/4 cup of peanut butter + 1/6 c shelled peanuts. Made this in the slowcooker overnight (~6 hours on low). - 9/27/11

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  • Great1 - 3/3/11

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  • Really liked it, very different. Very filling! Interesting combo of flavors. My 10 yr old liked it, but picky 12 yr old and hubby wouldn't even try it. I halved the recipe and it still made PLENTY! I've been eating on it everyday and will take it to work for lunch. - 2/1/11

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  • I made this last night and we just loved it. I did start out by adding chicken but stuck to all the recommended spices and veggies. Also, instead of adding the peanuts, which i did not have, I used PB2, which is a defatted peanut powder. This allowed me to use it as a thickener and for taste - 1/13/11

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  • Sounds colossally wonderful. The sodium content is way too. I'll use dried chickpeas (soaked and cooked in advance, of course) and tomatoes canned without added salt. - 1/12/11

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  • I made a version of this that is out of this world! Didn't have coriander, left out the peanuts and subbed kale for green beans. Oh and I added a can of coconut milk...yum! - 1/11/11

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  • Was very tasty! I realized too late that I was out of chickpeas so I substituted yellow lentils and it was wonderful! I also used fresh tomatoes instead of canned. I blended 4 and chopped two (for the chunks!). Wonderful spice blend! - 7/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! I made this in a crockpot and the quantity of food was HUGE! We mostly like leftovers but I might cut this in half next time since I just cook for me and my husband. - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have the beans or peppers but played with some spices and it was delish! - 5/9/08

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