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SWEET POTATO LENTIL STEW

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Sweet Potato Lentil Stew
Mrs. Carolyn Baer; Conrath, WI
Makes: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5-6 Hours
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart


Ingredients

~ 4 cups fat-free vegetable broth
~ 3 cups (about 1¼ lbs.) sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
~ 1½ cups lentils, rinsed
~ 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
~ 1 medium onion, chopped
~ 4 garlic cloves, minced
~ ½ tsp. ground cumin
~ ¼ tsp. ground ginger
~ ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
~ ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro or parsley
~ ¼ tsp. salt


Directions

1. Combine first nine ingredients in slow cooker.

2. Cook on Low 5-6 hours or just until vegetables are tender.

3. Stir in cilantro and salt just before serving.

Variation: For added flavor, you may want to increase the cumin to ¾--1 tsp. and the ginger to ½ tsp. And if your diet allows, you may also stir in 1/3 cup raisins, ¼ cup chopped nuts, and ¼ cup grated coconut just be fore serving.

Nutrition
Per Serving: 280 calories (5 calories from fat), 1g total fat (0g saturated, 0g trans), 0mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 54g total carbohydrate (19g fiber, 12g sugar), 16g protein, 300% DV vitamin A, 35% DV vitamin C, 8% DV calcium, 30% DV iron.

 

 

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