Sweet Potatoes in Picante Sauce

Also known as Picante de Papas, this dish is often made in Latin American countries using a tropical sweet potato known as a boniato. Enjoy this with pork chops.


10 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 105
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 1.7 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 21.5 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 252 mg
Calcium 26 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced celery
1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 dried red chile, crumbled (about 1/4 ounce)
6 cups (1 1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add celery, fennel, and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add onion and the next 4 ingredients (through chile); cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add potato and water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until potato is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.

March 2005
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