Spicy African Sweet Potato Stew
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, sweet potatoes, and chiles and cook, stirring until the veggies soften, about 10 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, brown sugar, chili powder, allspice, stock and salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the veggies are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Stir in the kidney beans and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes longer. Taste to adjust the seasonings.
For a thicker stew, you can puree up to 2 cups of the stew in a blender or food processor, then stir in the puree back into the stew and allow it to heat through before serving.