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African Sweet Potato Stew

Recipe By : adapted from Vegetarian Times Low-Fat & Fast (1997)
Serving Size : 6 

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 large onion -- chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic -- minced, up to 4
  • 18 ounces canned sweet potatoes, drained and chopped
  • 14 1/2 ounces canned tomato wedges -- undrained
  • OR diced tomatoes -- undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root -- up to 2
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes -- up to 1/2
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter

Heat 2 tbsp. water in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion; cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes, adding water if necessary. Mix in the cabbage and garlic; cook, stirring, until the cabbage is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomato juice, apple juice, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer until hot and bubbling, about 6 minutes. Stir in the green beans and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter until well-blended and hot, about 1 minute. 

Serve the stew with crusty bread and a salad, or spoon it over rice or mashed potatoes. Serves 6.

Original recipe posted to Veg-Recipes

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