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Slow-Cooker Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

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

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

Ingredients

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 frozen cut green beans, thawed
1/2
cup plain fat-free yogurt

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
540mg
22%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
8g
31%
Sugars
8g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
320%
320%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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