This is a lovely warming easy dish. It's great to make to take to work for lunch as it's so filling and reheats really well in the microwave. Although it's vegetarian (can be vegan if you use vegan vegetable stock) it has loads of flavour but if you really don't want to go meat free add some lean chopped bacon in at the beginning when frying off the onion or add some cooked chicken near the end.
Sweet potato, spinach and bean pot
3 large sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
2 red onions (peeled and diced)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
2 tsp ground cumin
2 pints vegetable stock (from a powder or cube is ok)
1 bag washed baby spinach
1 can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can butter beans (drained and rinsed)
low calorie spray oil
salt and pepper
Take a large saucepan and spray with the low calorie spray oil and place on the hob over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry gently for a few minutes until the onions start to soften (add a little water if it starts to stick).
Add the ground cumin and cook for another minute or so then add the stock and sweet potatoes and mix well. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes until the sweet potato has started to soften, Add the beans and the spinach and stir gently for a few minutes till the spinach wilts into the pan and the beans are heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serves 4 and is syn free