African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 458.9
  • Total Fat: 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 831.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 64.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.4 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

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This recipe is completely vegan if natural peanut butter and vegetable stock is used. This recipe is completely vegan if natural peanut butter and vegetable stock is used.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 Tbsp Olive oil
    1 Medium yellow onion, diced
    1 Medium red or yellow bell pepper , chopped
    1-2 Large garlic cloves
    1 tsp light brown sugar
    1 tsp ginger
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 and 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
    14.5 oz crushed canned tomatoes
    1.5 cup vegatable stock/broth
    1.5 cup kidney beans ( 1, 15 oz can)
    2 Tbsp natural smooth peanut butter
    Salt to taste
    1/2 cup chopped dry roasted unsalted peanuts.


Makes 4, 1/2-3/4 cup servings

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add onion, cover and cook until soft (5 min.)
3. Add bell pepper and garlic and cover until soft.
4. Add sugar, ginger, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne, and cook, stirring for 30 seconds until blended.
5. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch slices, then cut slices into halves.
6. Add sweet potatoes into saucepan and stir to coat with all the spices.
7. Add tomatoes, vegetable stock and salt.
8. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
9. After 20 minutes, add beans.
10. Blend peanut butter with 1/4 cup vegetable broth, then add to stew.
11. Move stew to serving bowls and garnish with chopped peanuts and serve!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SARAMDL.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Everybody in the family liked it! I don't like sweet potatoes, but I liked it. My husband doesn't like kidney beans, but he liked it. My brother doesn't like bell pepper, but he liked it. I worried about the 1/2 tsp. of cayenned, but it was interesting, not hot. Stir the onions while cooking! - 5/4/09