i'm not sure if i've mentioned it on here before, but i've become a blogger for tightwadinutah. it's a kick in the pants since i enjoy being frugal. the trouble is coming up with posts that are about saving money that don't go something like "stay out of the stores." good posts use pictures. there aren't a lot of pictures that go with staying out of stores. anyway, my mother says i don't blog on here enough. this post is an effort to please mother (even though she is out of the country and won't see this for weeks anyway) and also a way for me to make record of a really delicious recipe. maybe it will be on tightwad some day but i have to take photos before that happens.
so anyway, i should first mention that i got this recipe from a book from the library called "dinner for a dollar" - what a great idea for a cook book! but keep in mind i think it takes the approach that it's a dollar a serving. i don't know - math isn't my thing. anyway, this is a cheap yummy recipe.
sweet potato and peanut stew
3 large sweet potatoes (2 1/4 pounds) peeled and cut into bit size pieces (1"ish)
1 Tb olive oil
1 crushed garlic clove
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp red pepper
2 cans garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
1 can (14 1/2 oz) broth
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
1/4 c peanut butter (creamy best)
1/2 c loosely packed chopped cilantro (optional)
1) Place sliced potatoes in 2 1/2 qt microwave safe dish. Cover and nuke until they are tender, about 8 minutes.
2) In 5-6 qt pot heat oil over medium high heat. Add garlic, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and crusehd red pepper, and cook stirring, 30 seconds. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, and peanut butter until blended; heat to boiling and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
3) Reduce heat to medium-low; add potatoes to bean mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro if using.