African Peanut Stew

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Lizzymommy

I first had this stew at a restaurant in Rochester, NY, and when I moved away, spent years recreating it! Delicious with a lovely hearty bread, or with rice cooked in the stew (about 3/4 cup brown rice added with the sweet potatoes and carrots).

Top Review by ChefChanteuse

Delicious! I didn't want to shell out for kale and then I realized I didn't have any green beans, so I used frozen spinach and a whole pound of frozen okra instead. We like things spicy, so I used five jalapeños instead of one. My husband and I loved it, and we had leftovers for days. Instead of mixing in rice while it cooked, I poured this over cooked brown rice, which probably contributed to our massive amount of leftovers. I'm definitely going to make this again for my friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy stockpot. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno, and ginger, and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Whisk in the broth and peanut butter, season with pepper and tamari to taste, and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, and chickpeas, cover partially and cook over moderately low heat until the vegetables are just tender, about 20 minutes. Add the okra and green beans, cover partially and cook until all the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes longer. Add the kale and juice of 1 lime, and cook for 10 more minutes.
  3. Transfer to deep bowls and serve hot. Garnish with the cilantro, lime wedges, and chopped peanuts at the table.

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