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Greens and Beans African-style Stew

What you need: 

1 can black eyed peas
1 can small red beans
1 bunch collard greens
1 large can of yams (save the syrup)
1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
1 onion, finely chopped
dash cayenne pepper
bit of curry powder/ paste (optional)
4 or so tablespoons peanut butter

What you do: 

Saute the onions in olive oil in a heavy skillet until they are translucent. Scoop the peanut butter (I'd say four or so tablespoons is reasonable, but I'm sure you could use less and it would be fine) into the pan. Mix in the tomato sauce and about half the syrup from thecan of yams. Mix in the cayenne and curry powder if you plan to use them. Stir the sauce, making sure to break up the peanut butter globs. As the sauce seems to be heating up, put the collard greens into the skillet. Keep heating the greens until they are somewhat soft. Then add the yams and both cans of beans. Stir until everything is well coated with sauce and the flavor seems delicious! It's nice to serve this dish over rice or the grain of your choice.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes<br /><br />Preparation time: about 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes<br /><br />Preparation time: about 15 minutes
Servings: 
4-6

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Very simple and delicious! I actually made mine a little more complicated in order to avoid using so many canned ingredients - instead of the canned yams, I diced a sweet potato and cooked it with the sauce for a bit, and a squirt of agave nectar to replace the syrup. Also used dried beans instead of canned, and just cooked them beforehand. It turned out great served over brown rice!

 

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It's amazing!  Serving with corn bread and baked beets, yum!

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sounds delish!  Gonna do it right now.

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