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Sweet potatoes with Spanish-style stew recipe

Sweet potatoes with Spanish-style stew recipe

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Enjoy this smoky sweet potato stew for dinner tonight. Use any leftovers to make our chorizo and feta pastry for lunch the next day. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 456 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 sweet potatoes (about 250g each)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 250g pack frozen diced chorizo
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 500g pack sweet peppers, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme, or 6 thyme sprigs, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf​
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée​
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes​
  • 125g drained pimiento-stuffed green olives (from a 340g jar)
  • 20g fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • rocket, to serve (optional)
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    4g 21%
  • Sugars

    26g 29%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 63.4g Protein 11.6g Fibre 12.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, then microwave for 5 mins at 800W. Rub with 1 tsp oil and ½ tsp smoked paprika, transfer to a baking tray and bake for 30-35 mins until crispy on the outside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large, deep frying pan over a high heat and cook the chorizo for 2 mins. Add the onion and peppers, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 mins, stirring. Add the remaining smoked paprika, garlic, thyme and bay; cook for 2 mins. Stir in the tomato purée and chopped tomatoes. Pour in 300ml water and bring to a gentle simmer over a low-medium heat. Cook for 20 mins until thickened and reduced.
  3. Add the olives and half the parsley and cook for 5 mins more. Reserve 450g of the stew for the chorizo parcels (see recipe, right); serve the rest over the baked sweet potatoes with the parsley scattered over and some rocket, if you like.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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