African Sweet Potato Stew


"I came across an African sweet potato stew recipe a few years ago, and adapted it to suit our taste. It is very flavorful and just a bit spicy - just right for cold days! This recipe makes a lot of stew, so it may be halved for a smaller portion, but also freezes very well."
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6 h 45 m servings 231 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 569 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place onion, jalapeno peppers, garlic, ginger, cumin, salt, coriander, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes in a large slow cooker. Pour in water and stir to combine. Mix in sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, and peanut butter.
  2. Set cooker to Medium-High, cover, and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and stew has thickened, about 6 hours. Stir in green beans, cover, and continue cooking until beans are heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger for the fresh ginger if preferred.
  • If you like, coat 1 pound pork stew meat with flour and cook in a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat, drain, and add to the stew with the green beans (in step 2).
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

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I tried to make this, following the steps exactly and it did not look anything like the picture (no corn, peas?...) and it was awful.

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