This is an authentic, hearty and flavorful stew. Serve it over rice, quinoa (which is incredibly nutritious), or couscous (which is a traditional North African accompaniment).
- 3 tablespoons water for sautéing
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (see below)
- 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
- One 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch squares
- One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes or 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
- 1/2-3/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter (crunchy works great, too)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
STEP BY STEP
- Heat the water in a soup pot over medium heat.
- Add the onions and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the bell peppers, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the brown sugar, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
- Stir in the peanut butter, and distribute it evenly throughout.
– You may want to thin out the peanut butter first by mixing it with some water in a small bowl before adding it to the pot. It will make it easier to incorporate it into the stew.
- Add the sweet potatoes, kidney beans, and tomatoes, and stir to coat.
- Add the vegetable stock, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sweet potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.
- Taste and add salt, if necessary.
- Serve in individual bowls, and top with chopped nuts and cilantro, if desired.
- Serves 6 to 10.
Thanks to Kitty Bryne for writing this recipe down for me.
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Excerpted from THE 30-DAY VEGAN CHALLENGE by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Copyright © 2011 by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
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