Jerk Spiced Sweet Potato & Barley Pot Recipe | Abel & Cole
Jerk Spiced Sweet Potato & Barley Pot
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Punchy jerk spices infuse this big bubbling pot of organic veg, soft sweet potatoes and tender pearl barley with a fiery dose of flavour-packed Caribbean sunshine.
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439 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 red peppers
  • 750g sweet potatoes
  • 400g carrots
  • 1 heaped tbsp Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 300g pearl barley
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 800ml cold water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and finally chop the onions. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Halve the peppers and scoop out the seeds and white pith. Chop the peppers into 1cm-thick pieces.

  • 2.

    Place a large pan on the heat for a few mins. When warm, drizzle in 2 tbsp oil and add the onions. Cook on a low heat for 6 mins, stirring often, till slightly softened and lightly coloured.

  • 3.

    While the onions are cooking, peel the sweet potatoes. Chop them in to 2-3cm-thick chunks. Trim and peel the carrots then chop them into 3cm-thick slices.

  • 4.

    When the onions are browned, add the garlic and peppers to the pan along with 1 heaped tbsp jerk seasoning. Cook, stirring for 2 mins till the pan smells aromatic.

  • 5.

    Add the carrots and sweet potatoes to the pan with the pearl barley and stir together. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 6.

    Tip in the tins of chopped tomatoes and 800ml water. Bring to a bubble, then turn the heat to low. Simmer for 30 mins till the pearl barley is tender and the veg are soft. Stir every now and again to stop it sticking to the bottom.

  • 7.

    Taste the stew and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Serve in warm bowls.

  • Tip

    Eat & Keep
    The stew will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Divide into individual portion tubs and leave to cool before chilling. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost completely before reheating till piping hot.