Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sweet Potato Black Bean Stew - Vegan

Love this hearty vegetarian dish! 

2 cups sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 bell pepper chopped
1 (15 oz.) can black beans rinsed
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 cup tomato sauce (see recipe below)

Tomato Sauce:
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 cup tomato paste
1 cup vegetable broth
salt to taste

Simmer all ingredients in a pot until all ingredients are combined.  Use leftovers as pizza sauce, pasta sauce, etc.

Stew Instructions:
Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water.  Bring to a boil then simmer until potatoes are soft.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saut√© for about 5 minutes.  Add the bell pepper, spinach and beans.  Add spices and salt.  Once the spinach has wilted add cooked sweet potatoes and tomato sauce.  Add lime juice and serve.

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