Feel Good Sweet Potato Stew

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 cup oil (I'm using olive)

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 onion, cut into large dice (I'm using yellow)

4 sweet potatoes, cut into large dice

2 tablespoons ground turmeric

1 tablespoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon coarse black pepper

One 28-ounce can tomato product, such as sauce, diced, crushed, etc. (I'm using crushed)

One 15-ounce can beans, rinsed (I'm using black)

1 can unsweetened milk (I'm using coconut milk)

1 cup liquid (I'm using vegetable stock)

1 cup nuts (I'm using walnuts)


1 lime, cut into wedges

Fresh cilantro, if you have it, for serving

Couple shakes favorite hot sauce, optional


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the oil. When hot, add the garlic and onions and cook until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, turmeric, coriander and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, beans, coconut milk, vegetable stock and nuts and bring to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender and the liquid thickens, 20 to 30 minutes. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  2. Serve the stew in bowls with lime wedges for squeezing. Garnish with cilantro and hot sauce if using.

Cook’s Note

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