Jamaican Red Bean Stew

Jamaican Red Bean Stew

1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 C. sliced baby carrots

3 scallions, chopped

1 sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

2 tsp. curry powder

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened light coconut milk

1 C. vegetable broth


Pour the oil into a 4-quart slow cooker and set the cooker on high. Add the garlic and put the lid on the cooker while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. To the cooker, add the carrots, scallions, sweet potato and tomatoes. Stir in the curry powder, thyme, red pepper flakes, allspice and salt and pepper to taste. Add the beans, coconut milk and broth. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over rice or couscous.  Top with diced tomato and red onion if desired.






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