African-Inspired Stew

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by MontrealJulia

The monstrously vague title doesn't do this stew justice; it uses the starchy richness of sweet potato and the fragrance of peanuts to produce a warm, hearty and delicious meal with different textures and aromas. It's healthy and filling, and can be easily adapted to your tastes.

Top Review by Chef Kirsten 1

Although this was quite good, it is a little too bland in flavors. I added jalapeno, lime juice, soy sauce and a lot more peanut butter than the recipe called for, and then I found it much better! I used chickpeas and tofu as the protein sources. I think adding some rice as well next time would be good too. In any case, this is a good base recipe that one can alter to suit their taste. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • vegetables or canola oil (for frying)
  • 2 large scallions, chopped (green onions)
  • 3 quorn pieces, cutlets fried and cubed (or a block of tofu, or any other protein source you like)
  • 1 can , mixed beans drained & washed (kidney beans, chickpeas, black beans, etc.)
  • 1 handful baby carrots, chopped, parboiled
  • 2 handfuls cauliflower florets, parboiled
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, cubed and parboiled
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
  • salt, nutmeg, ground coriander seeds, ground ginger, chili flakes
  • vegetable broth (1-2L approx.)
  • 1 12 tablespoons peanut butter (natural is better for texture)


  1. Sautee the scallions and garlic in oil, over medium heat. When they start to soften, add ‘chicken’ (or other firm protein).
  2. Add the spices to taste. Continue to sautee until spices are fragrant.
  3. Add everything else, taste and re-season.
  4. Add vegetable broth, until desired broth/vegetable ratio is achieved. Bring to a simmer, and add peanut butter. Allow to simmer for as long as possible, so beans can absorb maximum flavour.
  5. Serve with boiled new potatoes or rice.

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