Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from Constance, a wonderful woman from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. I use Smuckers Natural peanut butter because it tastes the closest to what I used when I was in the Ivory Coast. The amount of chili powder is only a general guide. Add more or less to suit your heat requirements. The hotter it is the more authintic. Use any kind of hot pepper powder you like. Serve over rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium pot, brown ground beef until cooked through.
  2. Add onion, tomato paste and water. Bring to boil and boil, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add peanut butter and boil, uncovered, 5 minutes more. Stir often.
  4. Add salt, bouillon cube and chili powder. Mix well. Let boil about 5 minutes longer without stirring.


Most Helpful

Reminded me of the years we lived in West Africa although I never knew any West African women who cooked with ground beef (or any ground meat). Still, it is a simple way to prepare an old favorite in our household. Update: add okra!

Jenny Ann February 25, 2010

AWESOME!!!! My family loved this. I did use ground turkey instead of beef and vegetable broth instead of water. This was soooo good. I can't wait to have the left overs for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! UPDATE: We have this meal probably twice a month. It is wonderful! We usually have it over cauliflower. Goes soooo well together. We have had it with broccoli, too.

StrikingEyes00 June 20, 2009

Very tasty dish and very easy to double in order to feed a larger crowd. I used Smucker's natural peanut butter in the crunchy style. I also added a about 2 tsp. of Sugar in the Raw at the end to give it one more dimension of flavour. Over all, an excellent, hearty dish!

pihlaja April 22, 2007

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