Slow-Cooker Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Casual gathering at your place? Invite guests to grab a bowl of hearty stew chock full of veggies and lentils.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

3
cups pieces (1 inch) peeled dark-orange sweet potatoes
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 1/2
cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
3/4
cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon curry powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14 oz) vegetable broth or 1 3/4 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans, thawed
1/2
cup plain fat-free yogurt

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix sweet potatoes, onion, carrots and lentils.
  • 2 In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, gingerroot and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth. Pour mixture into slow cooker; stir.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 4 Increase heat setting to High. Stir in green beans. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until green beans are crisp-tender. Serve topped with yogurt.

Expert Tips

Cooking the spices together before they are added to the wonderful ingredients gives this curry its wonderful flavor.

Lentil stew keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it in airtight containers for up to 3 months.

Place the green beans in the refrigerator when beginning the recipe, and they will be thawed just in time to stir into the stew.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
540mg
540%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
320%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.