Jerk Sweet Potato and Black Beans

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

Similar to a vegie curry. Serve with rice. May be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated. Gently reheat before serving. Jerk Seasoning can be found in larger supermarket spice sections, or make your own. There are some recipes here on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven or flame-proof casserole. Add diced onion and cook until softened.
  2. Meanwhile, place the roughly chopped onion, ginger, cilantro stalks and jerk seasoning in a food proccesor and process until finely chopped. Add this mixture to the softened onion and fry until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the thyme, tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, then drop in the sweet potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  4. Stir in the beans, peppers, salt and pepper, and simmer for another 5 minutes, until the potatoes are almost tender.
  5. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and stir them into the pot.
  6. Serve.
Most Helpful

This was HOT. Maybe using 2 oz of ginger in a jar was not the same as the ginger in the recipe. The dietary wimpy people in my house couldn't handle it. I also used canned sweet potatoes and less broth because they were already cooked. Made for ZWT9.

sheepdoc August 11, 2013

Wow, this was really terrific! I was looking for something to make the veggie crowd on a night when jerk chicken was on the menu, and this was great. Veg folks enjoyed it as a main and meat eaters loved it as a side. So flavorful, and really not too difficult to put together. I will admit to a shortcut; I just diced all of the onion and put all of the seasonings in together, skipping the food processor bit. I also added some fresh red pepper with the onions, and I highly recommend the addition! I did cook the potatoes a bit longer than instructed, just because we like them fairly tender. Even my 11 month old devoured this. Made for ZWT9, Gourmet Goddesses.

smellyvegetarian August 08, 2013