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Make the best sweet potato & peanut butter stew

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Like millions of other people, I tend to get stuck in a rut with my cooking, making the same old things. But recently I decided to experiment with some different ideas and I feel that I’ve created an absolute gem of a sweet potato and peanut butter stew, so I thought I’d share the wealth.

Why is this this a hack?

This stew literally ticks every box.

-A taste sensation
-Easy to make
Slow cooker friendly
-Vegetarian
-Vegan
-Gluten free
-Low calorie (330 calories per portion)
-Costs less than £1 per portion 

The recipe

To make a sweet potato and peanut butter stew that will serve 4, you will need:

  • A slow cooker or a casserole dish
  • 4 cloves of garlic/a tablespoon of Lazy Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh, chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • ¼ tablespoon of crushed chillis
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 sweet potatoes (weighing around 1lb)
  • 1 small tin of tomato puree (142g)
  • ½ tub of peanut butter
  • ½ litre of vegetable stock
  • Two generous handfuls of spinach 

The method

  • Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker (apart from the spinach)
  • Leave the slow cooker on low for six hours, or on high for four hours
  • An hour before the end, remove any of the stew that you plan to freeze and then add the fresh spinach
  • Serve with plain rice or veg (I usually have it with cauliflower) 


Top tips

  1. Use your usual brand of peanut butter. Don’t skimp just because its going in a stew
  2. You could adapt this recipe and make it on the stove, but using a slow cooker gives all the flavours chance to develop
  3. If you’re planning to freeze a portion, then make sure you leave the spinach out. This is best added fresh when you reheat it

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