Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Stew With Prunes

Sweet Potato And Kidney Bean Stew With Prunes

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Marion Wilting


I love the combination of sweet potatoes and kidney beans. This is another stew of those which I cooked up the other day. You can eat it immediately, but it gets better when you let it sit for one hour before serving. The one hour resting time is in the cook time - without it it's just 30 minutes.
This made a dinner for the two of us, without rice or bread or any other carb side dish.


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10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Pan Fry


  • 8 oz
    kidney beans, canned (15 oz can, drained)
  • 1 medium
    sweet potato
  • 1 medium
  • 6
    prunes, pitted
  • 1 small
  • 4
    dried tomato halves
  • 2 small
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1 dash(es)
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 2 oz
    whole blanched almonds
  • 1 oz
    whole cashews
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground or chopped almonds
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Stew With Prunes


  1. In a large pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil while chopping shallot and dried tomatoes.
  2. Fry shallot and dried tomatoes until the tomatoes start to smell fragrant (slightly caramelized tomato smell).
  3. While frying shallots and dried tomatoes, chop the two fresh tomatoes, halve the prunes and cube sweet potato and zucchino (3/4 inch cubes).
  4. As soon as shallots and dried tomatoes smell slightly caramelized, add spices, fresh tomatoes and halved prunes, continue frying for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add red wine, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and sweet potatoes, fry until wine has evaporated, then add water and chopped zucchino. Fry five more minutes, then add whole and ground or chopped almonds and cashews.
  6. Add more water, if needed, and continue frying until sweet potato gets soft. Add drained kidney beans, mix well, and remove from heat.
  7. Let stand, covered, for one hour, then reheat gently and serve.

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About Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Stew With Prunes

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #quick and easy

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