Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

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“This is a wonderful, flavorful stew for a cold winter evening. This can be made either vegetarian-style or with meat. Excellent!!!”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat ¼ cup peanut oil over medium heat in 5 qt pan.
  2. Add red pepper flakes, onion, pepper, and garlic.
  3. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add ginger, chili powder, and cumin, cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add sweet potatoes, tomato paste, salt& pepper.
  6. Add enough water to barely cover vegetables and mix well.
  7. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. In a separate pan, heat remaining peanut oil over medium heat.
  9. Add ground beef or turkey, sautee until brown.
  10. Drain, and transfer to plate until stew is done, then mix in with stew.
  11. Add zucchini to stew and cook for another 15 minutes.
  12. Place peanut butter in a small bowl, stir in 1 cup of the stewing mixture until smooth.
  13. Add peanut butter mixture to the stew.
  14. Mix well and cook stew another 15 minutes.
  15. Re-season to taste.
  16. Serve with hot cooked rice or couscous.

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