African Beef

"A special creamy taste for this African stew.Great recipe for your slow cooker."
African Beef created by PalatablePastime
Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the Creamy Peanut Butter and the beef broth until well blended. Set aside.
  • Cut stewing beef in 1 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  • In a large saucepan or stew pot, heat the Canola oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and carrots.
  • Saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the meat and continue to cook, stirring often, until it is browned on all sides.
  • Add the peanut butter and broth mixture, tomatoes and liquid, thyme, and bay leaf.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often for about 1 1/2 hour or until the meat is tender.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
  • Serve hot over rice.
  • Cook on Low for 7 hours if using your slow cooker.

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  1. Messy44
    Made on stove top - very very good. Added green beans in place of the pepper (as I have had a similar stew before and it had beans, which I loved). This is a great no-potato stew. Very simple and no trouble at all to pull together. Will try in crockpot next time. Thanks, Sage. ~messy44
  2. PalatablePastime
    It's been a few years now since I have had something African with groundnuts. I think that one was the Moosewood's recipe for groundnut soup, which wasn't really that stellar. I thought to give it a try once again for ZWT4 and am glad I did. From the first bite I was transported to exotic places- not the food of some faraway chef, but something a friend's mother would make and insist I join the meal. I would have liked nothing more than to pile this stew on a steaming and fragrant pile of white rice, but being diabetic I had to settle for a small portion of brown rice, which I added to my bowl the way I would Thai curry. And as the thought of Thai entered my mind, I raced into the kitchen and grabbed a couple hot piri piri peppers to sprinkle on top and give an added kick. As good as this recipe is, there is not much I can offer up in terms of suggestions except one very important one- I hope no one uses sugared peanut butter in this (like Jif) since peanut butter for cooking should be natural unsweetened, unhomogenized peanut butter. Thanks again for posting- made for ZWT4 Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles. ~Sue
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  4. Mom2Rose
    ZWT4: Excellent! I love the flavor that the peanut butter gives this dish! Incredible!! I did make it in the slow cooker - makes life easier!! Thank you for sharing this!
  5. Darkhunter
    This was definitely a taste treat. I have never put peanut butter in a stew before. But I won't hesitate anymore. Made in the crock pot, even though I changed the recipe to only serve three. The three I served, and that includes me, will try this again. Thnx for posting, Sage/Rita. Made for ZWT4.



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