Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sweet Potato Stew with Red Beans

After baking cookies all weekend (and sampling plenty), what we all needed around my house was a hearty bowl of vegetable stew.  With a slice of garlic bread, and a glass of wine, this is a delicious supper.  Be sure to serve it with the lime wedge, as it brings out the flavor.

Here's the recipe.

African Sweet Potato Stew with Red Beans

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup water
1 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (4.5 oz) can copped green chilies, drained
1/ 1/2 cups cooked small red beans, drained and rinsed
4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 Tbs. chopped dry-roasted peanuts.
1 lime

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Place onion mixture in a 5-quart electric slow cooker.  Add sweet potato and next 9 ingredients (through chilies). Cover and cook on LOW 5 hours or  until vegetables are tender.  Add the red beans in the last hour of cooking.  Spoon 1 cup cooking liquid into a small bowl.  Add peanut butter; stir well with a whisk. Stir peanut butter mixture into stew.  Top with peanuts; serve with lime wedges.  This is a recipe that freezes well!

8 comments:

Susanne said...

That looks yummy! I've done one batch of cookies and have already fizzled out.

Renna said...

That sounds positively DIVINE! My husband and I both love sweet potatoes. We eat them on a fairly regular basis, but it's always been the same ol' way, baked & buttered.

While visiting with my daughter & her boyfriend over Thanksgiving week, he made a us a sweet potato soup (yum!). Later that week, my daughter made us the most delicious sweet potato enchiladas. CLEARLY, I've underrated the use of the sweet potato!

Sarah said...

OOOOO this looks SO good!

Bill said...

It is so cold here, and windy, that I want to crawl right into this photo & eat this stew.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

What a perfect antidote for all those sweets!

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds good for a cold night.
Haven't done any baking yet--not much into the baking thing though.

Melinda

Rizzi said...

OH KAREN, I WISH I HAD A BOWL,AND A PIECE OF YOUR GARLIC BREAD. DON'T YOU JUST LOVE WINTER MEALS. IT LOOKS SO DELICIOUS,YUMMY..YUMMY
LOVE YOUR HEADER.
TAKE CARE, LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Calfkeeper said...

Hmmm...this looks really good. I grow sweet potatoes and am always looking for other recipes besides desserts for them. Thanks for posting.

Rebecca, from on Dairy Daze.