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Bowl of African Peanut Stew
African Peanut Stew - Mafe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Luscious glistening African Peanut Stew! Travel to West Africa by making this hearty stew. It will give new meaning to your boiled rice. It will make you cry happy tears. It is one recipe you will want to make over and over again. Enjoy!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: African, West African
Keyword: African Peanut Stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 372 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1 pound beef cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 8 oz tomato sauce ¾ cup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup carrots chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 habanero pepper
  1. Place oil in a pot and heat up on high heat for about 3 minutes. Add the chopped onions and saute while stirring from time to time for about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the beef, tomato sauce, four cups of water, salt and bouillon powder. Bring everything to a boil then reduce the heat and let them simmer.

  3. Add the garlic and the peanut butter and stir well. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots. Cut the habanero pepper into 2 and add to the pot (see note 1). Cover and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sweet potato is tender when pierced with a fork. Remove the habanero pepper and discard.

  5. Serve warm over boiled rice.

Recipe Notes

1. Habanero pepper is insanely hot so be sure to omit it if you fear the heat. BUT this dish still needs some heat so I suggest a pinch of cayenne pepper if you can't stand habanero.

2. Feel free to add other vegetables you like. Cabbage and okra will also work well.