Sweet Potato and Bean Stew

Sweet Potato and Bean Stew

1 can (15-ounce) Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
1 Large onion (diced)
1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil 
1 packet of Goya Sazón (found in Latin food section of supermarket) 
2-3 cubes of Sofrito (see recipe to follow) 
2 large Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cubed) 
1 can (15-ounce) Diced tomatoes 
1 lb. diced ham or chicken 
1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar 
about 4 cups Chicken Broth (canned or homemade) 
Optional:  Handful of fresh spinach 
Optional:  Dollop of Sour Cream

Rinse and drain the black beans and set aside.  Dice onion and sauté in oil until soft (about 3-5 minutes).  Add 1 packet of the Goya Sazón and the Sofrito and sauté until Sofrito cubes melt.  Add sweet potatoes, tomatoes, ham (or chicken) and vinegar. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Let simmer uncovered until potatoes can be pierced with a fork easily (about 15 minutes).  Spoon over rice or cornbread.

 Puerto Rican Sofrito

2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped 
1 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped 
10 ajies dulces peppers, tops removed (you can find these in bags in the produce section of the supermarket) 
3 medium tomatoes, chopped 
4 onions cut into large chunks 
3 medium heads garlic, peeled 
25 cilantro leaves with stems 
25 leaves recao, or more cilantro (without stems) 
1 tablespoon salt 
1 tablespoon black pepper

In a food processor, combine green peppers, red peppers ajies dulces, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Add cilantro, recao, salt, and pepper. Process to the consistency of semi-chunky salsa (not watery). Place in a Ziploc freezer bag, and use as needed, or freeze in portions using ice cube trays.  Once they are frozen you can pop them out and store in Ziploc freezer bags.



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s