Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

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If you’re not a fan of sweet potato, I highly encourage you to try this recipe out! The subtle heat from the jalapeno, the creaminess and nutty flavour from the peanuts, and then the slight sweetness from the sweet potato and tomato just works harmoniously together without having any ingredient as an overpowering flavour! One of my fav stews for sure!



(serves approx. 4 people)

 2 cups diced yellow onion

✘ 1 jalapeno, cored and nely chopped (about 2 Tbsp.)

✘ 4 garlic cloves, minced (or 2 Tbsp.)

✘ 2-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and minced (about 2 Tbsp.)

✘ 2 tsp cumin

✘ 3 Tbsp. tomato paste

✘ 1 large (1-lb) sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)

✘ 1/2 cup unsweetened creamy peanut butter

✘ 4 cups vegetable broth

✘ 1 cup water

✘ 5-6 large stalks of kale

✘ 1 chopped red bell pepper

✘ Fresh cilantro, cooked brown rice, roasted peanuts and lime juice for serving


    1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté onion, garlic, and jalapeno (adding a few Tbsp. of water every so often so they don’t burn) and cook until onions have become translucent (about 6-8 minutes).
    2. In a mixing bowl, add peanut butter, cumin, tomato paste, and about 1 cup of vegetable broth and mix until everything is well combined.
    3. Add the chopped red bell pepper, sweet potato, peanut butter mixture, and remainder of the vegetable broth to the pot and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to medium- low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add the destemmed kale to the pot, stir, then cover and continue to cook for another 15 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
    4. Using the back of the spoon, mash some of the sweet potatoes to help thicken the broth.
    5. Serve with brown rice, or your favorite grain, and garnish with some fresh cilantro, lime juice, and fresh peanuts!
For the video tutorial see video below (YouTube: Maddie Lymburner):

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  • I made this recipe yesterday for lunch and it tasted like a delicious curry recipe! I loved it and my husband enjoyed it too as it reminded him of curry with nan bread but we had it with organic brown rice. :)

    Krystal Elizabeth Dave on
  • This is my favorite recipe you’ve ever created! I have made it SO many times. It’s a staple in my house!

    Morgan on
  • This was SOOO good. I loved it and so did my friend. We put it on top of basmati rice. Yum.

    Sarah on
  • I made this in an effort to branch out and try new recipies and honestly I was blown away. The flavors in this are so harmonious and unique in my opinion. I’ve been trying a new recipe every week from her channel and I have yet to be disappointed. ❤️

    Carley on

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