Black Bean Sweet Potato Jumble

"Rich in flavour and texture, and very yummy when you want something satisfying to fill you up without fattening you up. Based in part on an African bean soup recipe. This is one of my favourites because the spices combine to make a special flavour that I can't put my finger on (in other words, I don't think gee, lots of garlic in that)."
photo by Elise and family photo by Elise and family
photo by Elise and family
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  • Prep sweet potato, onion, garlic and red pepper.
  • Heat oil, curry powder and cinnamon together in a large pot, stirring until hot.
  • Add cubed sweet potato, onion, garlic, red pepper and paprika. Cook about 4 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add beans, warm water and softened peanut butter. Stir well.
  • Simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes (until sweet potato is tender), stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Add lime juice, brown sugar and salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Added extra garlic, extra peanut butter and about a tsp of crushed red pepper. It needed some spice and came out pretty good! Better than we thought.
  2. One of my favorite meals ever! So easy to make and it is so delicious and filling! I was amazed by the low calories too! Love it!
  3. This recipe was delicious! I used green pepper instead of red, and I added a whole onion to the pot for 4 servings. I added two extra cloves of garlic, as well. Other than that, I followed the directions step by step; and wow! -- wonderful recipe. Next time I might add some roughly chopped peanuts, but you certainly don't need them. I found the recipe quite satisfying texture-wise without them. Perfect for vegans. Thanks so much.
  4. This flavor of the dish was ok. It was missing a little something. I'll be making it again for sure. I loved the texture and it was wonderfully filling especially on this cool evening.
  5. SO good - I tweaked it so I could do it in the crockpot for a day-after-Thanksgiving game night . Everyone loved it.


  1. This is my husbands favorite dish that I make, and I have lots of food allergies so we're a bit limited. The recipe itself is easy to follow and has turned out well every time I've made it. I love the aromas of this dish while cooking it. Tonight we had it with Quinoa - a very light grain, and a perfect companion. I subbed almond butter for the peanut butter because of my Food Allergies, tonight I also subbed white beans for black which was a nice change, though it's wonderful either way.


Cooking should be easy and fun, in my opinion! And it's not only what you eat, but how you eat it . . . a peaceful meal eaten with a sense of gratitude will do wonders for the digestion. I cook for my family and we enjoy mainly organic, vegetarian dishes.
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