Vegetarian Mafe (African Stew)

Recipe by Outta Here
READY IN: 1hr 20mins


  • 4
    tablespoons peanut oil (or Canola)
  • 2
    large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1
    small butternut squash, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4
    small turnips, peeled and chopped
  • 4
    medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2
    large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 12
    head cabbage, chopped
  • 2
    large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1
    bunch swiss chard, chopped
  • 2
    small jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • water, as needed
  • 34
    cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)


  • Heat oil in Dutch oven or heavy soup pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until beginning to brown.
  • Add vegetables one at a time, sauteing each one for a minute or two before adding the next.
  • Stir in tomato sauce and about one cup of water (depending on thickness of stew you desire). Reduce heat & simmer until all the vegetables are tender (15-30 minutes).
  • Spoon out half a cup of the broth & mix it with the peanut butter to make a smooth paste. Return to the pot & simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked, hot rice (optional).