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I, for one, really enjoyed this stew. And just looking back at the list of ingredients (and now knowing that I would be solely responsible for eating all of it) wish I had gone with more jalapenos and crushed red pepper. More heat would have made this stew even more awesome, but I was making it child safe. Maybe next time...
I think the next time I make this, though, I'll have to omit the onions. Oh, and for this dish you're going to need to big pot unless you cut the recipe in half.
Bring this to a boil and then simmer for about a half an hour. You know with these things, the longer they cook the more the flavors develop. Stir in the cilantro when you're about ready to serve.
If you're looking for something different - definitely give this a try! I would cut the recipe in half unless you're feeding a small army. Serve it over couscous or brown rice would work as well (go with the couscous). It's surprisingly filling! My only regret is that I was too full to eat more the night that I cooked this. Jen will probably add some snarky comment below stating otherwise.
This recipe comes from The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!.
1/3 cup water
1 onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
5 cups peeled and chunked sweet potatoes or Garnet yams
2 14.5 ounce cans chopped tomatoes
2 14.5 ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
¼ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Place the water, onion, jalapenos, ginger and garlic in a large pot. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add cumin, cinnamon, red pepper and coriander. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add sweet potatoes or yams, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, green beans, vegetable broth and peanut butter. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes until sweet potatoes or yams are tender. Stir in cilantro and let rest for 2 minutes.