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Make the best sweet potato peanut butter stew

Sweet potato and peanut butter stew

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 (394 calories per portion)
-Costs less than £1 per portion 

The sweet potato peanut butter stew 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 tbsn of fresh, chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsn of cumin
  • 0.25 tbsn of crushed chillis
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 sweet potatoes (weighing around 1lb)
  • 142 of tomato puree (one small tub)
  • 170g of peanut butter (around 0.5 jar)
  • 500ml 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

Print off the recipe card and try this for yourself!

Sweet potato and peanut butter stew

Sweet potato peanut butter stew

Make the best sweet potato peanut butter stew
Prep Time 10 mins
6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 4
Calories 394 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Slow Cooker You could use a casserole dish, if you don't have a slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed) Alternatively, use 1 tbsp Lazy Garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 0.25 tbsp crushed chillis
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 sweet potatoes Weighing around 1lb
  • 142 g tomato puree  One small tin
  • 170 g peanut butter Around half a jar
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 handfuls spinach

Instructions
 

  • 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) 
Keyword Peanut Butter, Peanut Casserole, Peanut Stew, Potato Stew, Sweet Potato

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