African Groundnut Stew


Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time50 minutes


This stew is delicious served over rice or couscous. Substitute collard greens or kale for the spinach, or add tofu or cooked chicken to make it even heartier. Looking for more spice? Harissa sauce is authentically North African, but sriracha also works with these flavors.


2 tablespoons
peanut oil
3 cups
onion, red (diced)
3 cups
sweet potato (diced, cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon
cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon
cinnamon, ground
14 1/2 ounces
tomato, diced (1 can)
4 cups
stock, vegetable
3/4 cup
peanut butter
3/4 cup
peanuts (roasted)
1 cup
spinach (fresh, chopped)
1 pinch
1 pinch
black pepper


Heat the peanut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; add the onion and sauté 5 minutes, then add the sweet potato, garlic, ginger and spices and cook about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and vegetable stock, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Stir in the peanut butter, peanuts and spinach, season with salt and pepper, simmer to desired thickness and serve.


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