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Sweet Potato Peanut Stew With Herbed Dumplings

Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Sweet Potato Peanut Dumpling Stew

Sweet Potato Peanut Dumpling Stew

Noel harvested almost 80 pounds of sweet potatoes last month – another record crop for us from 18 starts.  And guess what?  We’re still eating sweet potatoes from last year’s harvest.

I haven’t been cooking them often enough so we’re scrambling to find new ways to serve them – though you just can’t beat them simply baked and buttered.

Here’s an adaptation of a recipe I must have found online a while ago, though I don’t know who authored it.  I’ve already changed some of the vegetables to use up what I had on hand.  As long as you use the same basic liquid, spices and herbs it should turn out delicious.  The leftovers were also wonderful.

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew With Herbed Dumplings Recipe


1-2 T. extra virgin Olive Oil

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cups peeled and chopped (3/4” Cubes) sweet potatoes

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

2 cups chopped tomatoes

4 cups veggie broth

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 T. Tamari Soy Sauce

3 T. Peanut Butter

2 tsp. curry powder

Salt to taste

1 cup peas

Sauté onions and red peppers in olive oil for a couple of minutes over medium heat.  Add sweet potatoes and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, soy sauce, cilantro, peanut butter and curry powder.  Simmer for 15 minutes, add peas and cook for an additional 5 minutes.


1 ¼ cups soft whole wheat pastry flour

2 T. minced chives, green onions or parsley

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

2 T. cold butter

½ cup milk or soy milk

1 large egg

Combine flour, herbs, baking powder and salt in large bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender or pulse in food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Beat milk and egg together in a small bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture is combined.

Drop heaping tablespoons of the dumpling mixture onto the top of the bubbling stew.  Cover and simmer until dumplings are cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Test a dumpling and cook a little longer if necessary.  Enjoy!

Stew in the Bowl

Stew in the Bowl