Friday Food Club: Sweet potato and Italian sausage curry
Curry is an obsession in the UK. Since Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi families first began to arrive in Britain in large numbers in the 1970s, it has only grown in popularity.
Places like Glasgow and Bradford vie for the title of ‘Curry Capital’ every year, famous dishes like the Chicken Tikka Masala were invented on these shores, and curry has now been officially adopted as the UK’s national dish.
In fact, a study by supermarket chain Sainsbury’s found that the average Brit will spend over £30,000 on curries in their lifetime. But no matter how many curries you’ve enjoyed in your time, you’ve probably never seen a curry like this.
In this week’s Friday Food Club, the team at Ludo’s Primal Wellness brings you a curry with Italian sausage (we know, it may seem like a clash of cultures, but trust us, it works). Enjoy!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
From pantry to plate: 40 minutes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 lb. Italian sausage
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1″ pieces
- 3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes
- Freshly chopped parsley, for serving
Step by step guide
- In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until soft, which should take around 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more, then add tomato paste and stir until well coated.
- Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, for around 7 minutes.
- Add chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne and season with salt and pepper.
- Add sweet potatoes, broth, and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let simmer, covered, until sweet potatoes are tender – so about 15 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley before serving.
3 health benefits of this dish
- Sweet potatoes are incredibly rich in beta-carotene, the antioxidant responsible for the vegetable’s bright orange color. It has also been known to help people maintain healthy vision and light perception.
- Green peppers are a superfood when it comes to iron. Not only are they high in iron, they’re also rich in Vitamin C, which can help your body absorb iron more efficiently.
- Garlic may have anti-cancerous properties. The sulphurous compounds in garlic have an ability to inhibit cancerous cells and block tumours (plus, garlic keeps vampires away).
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