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African Influenced Sweet Potato Stew

African Influenced Sweet Potato Stew

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African Sweet Potato Stew is rated / 5 based on votes.

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Slow Cooker Size 3.5L+
Serves: 6
Cooking time: 8 to 10 hours on Low setting or 4 to 5 hours on High setting

You’ll have no worries about getting enough of your daily vegetables if you prepare this wonderful and hearty African-influenced stew. Prepare for a delicious and bold combination of flavours. Serve with bread or cornbread for a satisfying, delicious, and healthy meal.


  • 1.4kg (3lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 5cm (2") chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups (500ml/16fl oz) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 x 790g (28 oz) in diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 x 450g (14 oz) tin garbanzo beans (chick peas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 x 450g (14 oz) packet frozen whole or cut green beans


  1. Use a blender or food processor to blend garlic, cilantro, tomatoes (with juice), peanut butter, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and ¾ teaspoon salt until pureed.
  2. Pour mixture into slow cooker. Stir in water. Add sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans and stir.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours or on High setting for 4 to 5 hours, until potatoes are very tender.
  4. About a quarter-hour before stew is done, cook green beans to package directions. Stir into stew before serving.

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