Cooking tough cuts of meat for long periods of time helps develop flavors and tenderizes the meat. This method of cooking, called braising, can also be done on the stovetop. A tight-fitting lid or foil prevents liquid from evaporating.
Substitute 3 canned chipotle chili peppers in abodo sauce for the dried chipotle chili peppers. Add to blender without cooking first.
Leaving the skin on the sweet potatoes helps to keep them from falling apart when cooked.