African Sweet Potato Stew

African Sweet Potato Stew

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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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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


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    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
    7 of 7 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
    6 of 6 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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    Very Good
    4 of 4 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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    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