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Sweet Potato Stew with Crusty Bread

Preparation: 20 mins

Cooking: 45 mins

Serves 4, costs under £4.00


  • 1 Medium (150g) Onion
  • 2 Medium (600g) Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 (3g) Garlic Clove
  • 2 (160g) Carrots
  • 1 (160g) Red Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tins (400g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Tins (300g) Cannellini Beans
  • 1 Tins (400g) Red Kidney Beans
  • ½ Teaspoons (2g) Chilli Powder
  • 1 Mug (260ml) Boiling Water
  • 1 Reduced Salt Vegetable Stock Cube
  • ½ (200g) French Stick

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Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Peel the potatoes, onions, garlic and carrots. Chop the potatoes and carrots into cubes and slice the onions and peppers. Finely chop or crush the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and chilli powder and fry until the onions are soft. Then add the garlic and red pepper and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes, carrots and chopped tomatoes. Dissolve the stock cube in the water and then add the stock to the pan.
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer for around 30 minutes. Meanwhile drain the kidney and cannellini beans and rinse with cold water.
  5. Add the beans to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes until the potatoes have softened. A tablespoon of cornflour could be added if the stew needs to be thickened.
  6. Serve the stew with bread.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 525g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
365 g
1,916 g
Total Fat
1 g
5.3 g
Saturated Fat
0.2 g
1.1 g
17.1 g
89.8 g
Total Sugars
4.4 g
23.1 g
NSP Fibre
2.6 g
13.7 g
130 mg
683 mg
0.3 g
1.6 g

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