Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sweet Potato-Hominy Stew {Vegan}

Sweet Potato-Hominy Stew
A whole lot of sweet potatoes (Ok, really you need about 5 or 6 medium sized ones), peeled and diced
2 cans White Hominy
1/2 red onion, diced
2 carrots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 bottle pumpkin beer
~2 cups vegetable broth/water
1 tbsp Chipotle Chili Powder, less if you don't like spicy
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp cinnamon

Meet the fruits of my labor.  AKA, plant potatoes and ignore for 90 days and let your husband pick them out of the garden.  I must have one heck of a green thumb to return a yield like this!
Peel and dice your sweet potatoes.
Or convince your husband to do the dicing for you (my hand was cramped from all the peeling!)

Heat oil in large stock pot on medium-high heat.  Mince garlic and dice onion and stir into pot.  Cook until translucent and fragrant, 3-5 minutes.  Stir in carrots and sweet potatoes and cook another 7-10 minutes.  Mix in all seasonings and hominy.  Add pumpkin beer and stir in water or vegetable broth until just covering vegetables.
Bring entire pot to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until sweet potatoes are soft.

In a perfect world, I would have been home to watch my pot simmer and decide when it was "done".
Instead we ate mush.  But yummy mush it was.

In a perfect world, my brain would have accurately relayed the message to my mouth that we eat whole-grain baguettes, not french.
But somehow we ended up with this yumminess.

In a perfect world we would have ate before 8:30pm and my stomach would have registered full before I had the chance to devour two servings of this stew.
But at least I didn't eat dessert.

Nothing tastes better than free sweet potatoes! What did you grow in your garden this year? What plants are you harvesting now?


  1. Looks good. I only have one sweet potato, though, and no garden. I might have to go get some at the ol' grocer.

  2. I'm looking at that pile of sweet potatoes and it looks like a lot, just remember that they were all pretty small so you could get away with definitely less sweet potatoes!