West African Peanut Stew RECIPE
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West African Peanut Stew Recipe

This peanut stew recipe is my go-to and based on a recipe that I learned in Mali, West Africa. My kids LOVE this recipe and it’s versatile. You can add different vegetables or very the spice level. I hope you try it! It takes about 2 hours total time to make (45 minutes- 1 hour is simmering).

Peanut sauce/Groundnut stew – serves many

Heat oil in large cooking pot. Saute onions and chicken over medium heat until chicken is mostly cooked. Press garlic clove, stir, and quickly add can of diced tomatoes. Add tomato paste, habaneros*, stock or water, peanut butter and stir. Let simmer for a few minutes (10-12) until peanut butter disperses evenly. Add potatoes other vegetables that need longer cooking times, and broccoli if you like it well-cooked (my son will eat it if it disintegrates into the sauce), otherwise add it later. Add other ingredients except for salt. Simmer on low with lid mostly on. Stir occasionally. Cook sauce for a total of about 45-60 minutes, adding water/stock if it becomes too thick. It should be the consistency of pancake batter. Add salt to taste. Serve over hot rice. Enjoy!

Group enjoying peanut stew