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Sweet Potatoes in Picante Sauce

Yield 10 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.