African Peanut Stew (Elephant Stew!)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Delicious sounding recipe that uses beef in place of elephant! Posted for 'Zaar World Tour II.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy kettle, heat 3 tablespoons oil.
  2. Roll beef cubes in flour, then brown in hot oil.
  3. While this is cooking, add nutmeg and chili powder.
  4. When meat is browned, add onion, garlic, water, red pepper to taste, and tomato sauce.
  5. Simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour.
  6. If desired, add carrots and peas while stew is simmering.
  7. A few minutes before serving, heat peanut butter and remaining 2 tablespoons oil (this can be done in the microwave).
  8. Stir peanut butter mixture into beef stew over low heat.
  9. Let simmer 15 minutes, until peanut butter is absorbed.
  10. Serve over steamed rice with hot sauce on the side.
Most Helpful

So tasty! The house smelled great while it was whole family loved it. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and omitted the red pepper. I also seasoned the chicken while it was cooking with salt and pepper, and added more salt (seasoned) and pepper to the stew after it had simmered. I thickened the stew with a little cornstarch/water mixture, and we ate it over white rice. I'll definitely make this again! Made for ZWT7.

Marcasite Queen May 30, 2011

Fantastic stew, even my fussy eater son loved it and ate all the onions which he has always HATED! Think this will turn into one of my regulars, thanks.

katand66 November 04, 2008

Wow! Great stew. I added a bit more hot sauce (personal preference). It smelled so wonderful while it was cooking--I admit I snuck a couple of spoonfuls of sauce before it was done. Thank you for a great recipe! Made for ZWT4

Harley Quinn June 25, 2008