It is officially winter and that means stew time! It has been particularly rainy and cold here in Atlanta so I have been craving comforting, hearty meals.
I am making a concerted effort to eat healthier and be conscious of what I consume. I bought a few sweet potatoes because they are a nutrition packed root vegetable. The meal really started with these bad boys and I worked with the ingredients to highlight the star, the sweet potato. If you’re like me, you’ll look at the key ingredients of a recipe and get inspired to make your own version and ignore the rest of this post. For those that like to follow the recipe, here you go!
- 2 large sweet potato’s (peeled and cubed)
- 1lb smoked chicken sausage links (chopped)
- 1 cup lentils
- 16 oz. can stewed tomato’s
- 3 cups water or broth
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Season salt to taste
In a large pot brown the chicken sausage in a tablespoon of oil. Once browned add sweet potato, tomatoes, lentils, and seasonings. stir until well incorporated. Next, add water until it covers the ingredients.
Bring to a boil and turn to simmer. Let simmer for one hour with lid on. Let cool and serve. Enjoy!
Do you have a favorite winter time food? Let me know of any delicious recipes highlighting sweet potatoes.