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Lara’s Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew December 20, 2012

Filed under: Soups and Salads — alittlemoreofeach @ 8:59 pm
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  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 12 ounces each), well scrubbed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed with garlic press
  • 1 12 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cans (15 to 19 ounces each) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


Place potatoes in 2 1/2 -quart microwave-safe dish. Cover dish and microwave on High until fork tender, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, in 5- to 6-quart saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, and peanut butter until blended; heat to boiling and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.

Reduce heat to medium-low; add sweet potatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro

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