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Sweet Potato Lentil Stew Recipe

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew Recipe

"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 YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Stir in cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 290 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 662 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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