Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Makes about 6 servings, Recipe created by Kalyn using this spice mix for sweet potatoes from Epicurious.com.

3 lb. orange-fleshed sweet potatoes/yams
2 T olive oil non-stick spray for crockpot 
2 tsp. sweet potato spice mix (see below) 
fresh ground black pepper to taste 
sea salt to taste 

Sweet Potato Spice Mix 

2 T ground coriander 
1 T ground fennel 
1 T dried oregano 
1 t cayenne pepper
 2 T kosher salt

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into pieces about 1 inch square. Put sweet potatoes into plastic Ziploc bag, add 2 T olive oil and 2 tsp. spice mix, seal bag and squeeze potatoes around until they're all coated with oil and spice mix is well-distributed.

Spray inside of Crockpot slow cooker with non-stick spray or olive oil. (I used a 3.5 quart crock pot for this recipe.) Put sweet potatoes in crockpot and cook on high, stirring a couple of times so they don't stick or get too browned on the bottom.

Sweet potatoes are done when they're completely softened and fragrant, about 3 hours. Mash slightly if desired, and season to taste with fresh ground black pepper and sea salt. Serve hot.

Make Ahead Tips: Sweet potatoes can be cut and mixed with olive oil and seasoning earlier in the day. Cooked sweet potatoes could be kept in the crockpot on low or warm for a few hours if needed.

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