West African Vegetable Stew


6 Servings 

This stew has so many great flavours, it may become your new go-to for Meatless Monday. Like with all stews, the next day's re-heat tastes better - and it's perfect for freezing!


1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb sweet potato, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp crushed red chile flakes
1 can condensed chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 cups spinach, coarsely chopped

  1. Heat oil in skillet.  Add onion and garlic.  Cook until onion is tender.
  2. Add potaotes and tomatoes.  Cook 5 minutes. Add raisins, cinnamon, red pepper, broth and water.  Heat to a boil  Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes.
  3. Add chickpeas and spinach. Heat through.
  4. Serve over cooked rice or couscous.


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