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Spicy Braised Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side


  • 2 very large sweet potatoes (or 4 small ones). Peel and cube the potatoes in 3/4-inch cubes. Set aside.
  • 1 large red onion , sliced thinly across
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp 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