I made this yesterday from stuff around the apartment. It was quite yummy. While I was sure the sweet potato and the tomato and cinnamon would go nicely together, my big worry was that it would be too sweet. I omitted some onion and the brown sugar from my base recipe to address this, and that seemed to fix the problem.
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 sweet potato, chopped into 1 inch thick pieces
1.5 lbs turkey, sliced against the grain (or whatever you like - ground beef or chicken, maybe)
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 can whole tomatoes
1 box of low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 package unflavored gelatin
2 cups cooked (or, at least, soaked and boiled for 15 mins, then left in the hot water for an hour) kidney beans
2 cups cooked (or ditto) chickpeas
1/2 tsp cider or wine vinegar, to finish
S&P to taste
1. Sweat onions, sweet potato and 1 tbsp veg oil for 20 minutes in oven-safe pot
2. Remove vegetables from pot, add another tbsp veg oil, and brown meat very deeply. As a rule of thumb, if there's a noticeable amount of steam coming out of the pot, or liquid in the pot, you're probably not done browning yet. If lots of fonde starts to form, cover that area with meat to give the heat somewhere to go, but if it starts to burn anyway, move onto the next step quickly.
4. Meanwhile, combine 2 cups broth with soy sauce and gelatin, and allow geletin to bloom while meat browns.
3. Have broth standing by. Add spices and garlic, stir them into meat, and keep moving things around for about 30 seconds or until you can smell the spice. Immediately add broth, and scrape up bottom of pot.
4. Add can of tomatoes, and use your spatula, spoon, or a knife to split each of the whole tomatoes in to - this will ensure they come apart over the cooking process.
5. Add back in vegetables, add beans and chickpeas. Stir to combine.
6. Cover, and move pot to oven on a middle shelf. Set oven to 300F. Cook 4 hours, stirring every hour or so.
7. (If desired) Break up any large bits of sweet potato and meat with cooking utensil. Stir in vinegar, season. Serve with rice, and eats it.
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