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Slow-Cooker Peanut-Sweet Potato Stew

Your humble jar of peanut butter just became tonight's star ingredient, adding flavor and protein to this simple vegetarian meal.

All You OCTOBER 2009

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Cook time: 5 Hours
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.01


  • 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch slices (about 2 lb.)
  • 3 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 5 sprigs plus 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter


1. Stir together potatoes, onions, tomatoes, parsley sprigs, cumin, allspice, salt, pepper and 2 cups water in a slow cooker until thoroughly combined. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on high. Discard parsley sprigs.

2. Just before serving stew, stir in chopped parsley and peanut butter. Serve hot in bowls.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 318
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 529mg