Weeknight Brazilian Stew

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copied with permission from the original thread by popecrunch

Introduction:

During the week, I don't often have much time to cook. I get home around 5 from work, and need to have a nutritious and good-tasting meal on the table for my family no later than 6. Since I don't cook prepackaged meals, I do a lot of relatively simple dishes which require either little cooking time or in which I can space out my chopping and prep steps whilst previous steps cook. Here's a dish that is very popular with my family, and is also very easy and very good for you. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Method:

As each step cooks, one can do the prep for the next step.

  • First, saute the onion in some oil in a largish pot for about 5 minutes, until softened:

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  • Then add the garlic, and go for a few more minutes:

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  • Next in is the sweet potato:

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  • Then the bell pepper:

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  • Then the tomatoes:

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  • Bring to a boil, then place the lid on the pot and simmer on medium-low for about 15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender. Towards the end of this, start heating up your griddle to cook the tortillas.
  • Remove the lid, and add the black beans. Cook these for a few minutes, until heated:

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  • Next in is the mango. Stir this in and give it a minute or two to get hot:

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  • Stir in the salt and the cilantro, and remove from heat:

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  • Serve to your family with the tortillas (I put hot chile sauce on mine):

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