Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

What you need:
  • 1/4 cup peanut/canola or olive oil plus 1 tsp
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 packed tbls of minced, fresh, peeled ginger
  • 1 tbls chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 sweet potatos or 3 if they are small
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water
  • 12 oz of Ground beef, turkey or millet optional
  • 2 small zucchini trimed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter, chunky or smooth, unsalted is preferred

What you do:

  • Heat up the 1/4 cup of oil.
  • Chop up onion and peppers.
  • Peel and cut up sweet potatos 1-1/2″ pieces.
  • Cut up zucchini, as small or as large as you like.
  • Cook onion and peppers until they are tender but not brown, about 6-7 mins.
  • Add the garlic and ginger
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook for 1 minute
  • Add sweet potato, tomato paste and salt and pepper.
  • Add enough water to just barely cover the vegetables and mix well.
  • Bring to a boil then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Using 1 tsp oil cook the beef, turkey or millet(cook according to directions on package) at this time, set aside until stew has cooked 45 minutes.
  • Add meat or millet and zucchini to stew.
  • Cook 15 minutes
  • Put the peanut butter in a bowl and add some of the hot liquid to the bowl to sofen the peanut butter.
  • Add peanut butter mix to stew.
  • Cook 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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