Cook sweet potato in boiling water to cover 30 minutes or until tender; drain.
Combine sweet potato and remaining ingredients in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes. Uncover and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Let cool. Serve at room temperature, or chilled thoroughly. Serve with beef, pork, or low-sodium ham.