Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweet Potato Sausage Stew

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One week of the rotation diet down! It's not so bad, I've decided. The thing that has bothered me the most is the difficulty with being spontaneous. With practice, I think this will get easier. A big plus is that we are both eating healthier (even though Brian is not doing this with me) - a lot more veggies and vegetarian meals in general, though I'm posting a meal-filled recipe today...

Soups and stews are among the most wonderful aspects of the cool weather season. I love to toss some things together and have them meld into a tasty, warm, comforting meal. We had this for a couple of dinners recently.

  • 1 T oil
  • 1/2 pound sausage, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (1 pound) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 small hot green chile pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chic peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 apple - peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  1. Heat oil in bottom of soup pot or dutch oven. Add sausage and allow to brown for about 7 min, breaking it up occasionally.
  2. Add onions and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and red pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, chili pepper, and water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in chic peas, apple, cilantro, salt, and pepper and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.

This post is linked to What Can I Eat That's Gluten Free (Soup Theme)?


  1. Sweet potatoes and sausage is a great combination. Your soup sounds yummy. Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love all the flavor combinations in the ingredients. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  3. We've started eating sweet potato fries, but haven't done much else with them. This dish looks very yummy and I'm thinking it might be a good place to start branching out further into its use.

    Thanks for sharing!