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You’ll Love This Caribbean Sweet Potato and Bean Stew Recipe


You’ll Love This Caribbean Sweet Potato and Bean Stew Recipe

This vitamin-packed stew combines sweet and spicy flavors for an extraordinary taste. If you want to bring the tastes of the Caribbean into your home, this is the way to do it! This is also a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables if it's normally something they're picky about.

Green beans especially tend to be a challenge for parents. When you throw in the right seasonings, your kids won't even realize that they're eating veggies they normally hate! Dried thyme, salt, Caribbean jerk seasoning, and cinnamon help give this stew lots of flavor.

You read that right- cinnamon. We know that using cinnamon in a stew might sound a little odd! It is, after all, an ingredient commonly used in dessert recipes. But, we think it works well with the other ingredients in this recipe. We don't use much- just a quarter of a teaspoon. A little goes a long way here.

Keep this stew recipe on hand for whenever you need something warm and comforting to feed your family. If you've taken a vacation to the Caribbean in the past, this dish will remind you of those fond memories. We hope you enjoy!

Caribbean Sweet Potato and Bean Stew


2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups frozen cut green beans
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 ½ ounces) vegetable broth
1 small onion, sliced
2 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
cup slivered almonds
Hot pepper sauce, optional


1. Combine sweet potatoes, green and black beans, broth, onion, jerk seasoning, thyme, salt, and cinnamon in slow cooker.

2. Cover; cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with hot pepper sauce, if desired.

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