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Sweet Potato Lentil Stew Recipe
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Sweet Potato Lentil Stew Recipe

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"Years ago, I fell in love with the spicy flavor and wonderful aroma of this hearty slow-cooker recipe," relates Heather Gray of Little Rock, Arkansas. "You can serve the stew alone or as a topper for meat and poultry. It's great either way!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 294 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 662 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 19 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Lentil Stew in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p17

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 294 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 662 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 19 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

Reviews for Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"A blogger is using your recipe as her own, she copied it word for word and even stole your picture as well. The recipe is located here: http://farerecipes.blogspot.com/2014/09/sweet-potato-lentil-stew.html Every one of the recipes on her blog are stolen. So tacky!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"I tweaked the spices by adding a pinch more here & there for a richer taste. I also added a can of diced tomatoes to the cooking process, cream of mushroom soup can also be added to add creaminess & to thicken the broth. I cooked all the ingredients except the sweet potatoes for 4 hrs & then added the sweet potatoes & cooked for another 4 hrs in a slow cooker. If adding the potatoes later doesn't work for you make sure to chop them in large chunks or halves so it doesn't dissolve into mush. Zucchini, eggplant & russet potatoes make for a nice lentil too. Thanks for recipe."

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"We really enjoyed the mix of flavors in this stew!"

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"While this was fairly good, I agree with another reviewer in that the lentils were still rather firm even after 6 hrs. I would like to try this recipe again, but would increase the amount of spices/seasonings and add possibly spinach, kale, corn, and/or zuchinni to add extra flavor and color. I did happen to add some pre-cooked barley just before serving, which added a nice nutty flavor. With some tweaking, this could be a 5 star dish!"

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Sorry to disagree with the other reviews, but no one in my family liked this. It seemed like there were too many lentils, and the lentils were firm while the other vegetables were falling-apart tender. The lentils and sweet potatoes just didn't work for us."

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