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Spicy Braised Vegan Sweet Potatoes

You need just a few ingredients to make these spicy braised sweet potatoes, but everyone will be licking their fingers and asking for more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Braised Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 55kcal


  • 2 very large sweet potatoes (or 4 small ones). Peel and cube the potatoes in ¾-inch cubes. Set aside.
  • 1 large red onion , sliced thinly across
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Water


  • Heat the oil and add the onions with a pinch of salt. Saute until they turn translucent, about five minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and cayenne. Cook, stirring, for about a minute or two until the tomato paste darkens.
  • Add the sweet potato cubes and toss well to coat with the spices. Add the white wine, enough water to cover the potatoes about halfway (I needed just over a cup), and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer, slap on a lid, and cook for about 40 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are really tender.
  • Add more salt if needed. Serve hot


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg