West African Peanut Stew– a hearty African stew that is sure to satisfy your taste-buds and those of your loved ones. The tender beef is simmered in a super flavorful and creamy sauce made of tomatoes, peanut butter, and herbs and is definitely a good alternative to your regular stew.
Course Main Course
Keyword maafe, peanut stew, west african peanut stew
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Jayne Rain
1kgBeef chunk cut into bite-size pieces
4smallpotatoespeeled, washed and cubed
1mediumOnions (thinly sliced)
4ripeTomatoes (thinly cut)
1/4 cupOlive oil
1tsp Black pepper
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the beef chunks and season with salt and pepper. Sear the beef till nicely browned and drain into a plate. Set aside.
In the same pot, add onion and saute until lightly browned; about 3 minutes. Add the garlic-ginger paste and stir until fragrant; about 1 minute.
After that, add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, seasoning cubes, and cook, occasionally stirring till well cooked; about 6 minutes.
Add seared meat, potatoes, and water and simmer on medium-low heat, till the meat and potatoes are tender. The duration will depend on how long the beef needs to get tender. If the cut of meat you are using needs long to soften, add the potatoes 10 minutes after the meat has been added. This way, you ensure that the potatoes don't get overcooked.
Add Peanut butter and stir till well dissolved. Cover the pot and simmer for 5 more minutes.
If you desire a thicker peanut stew add a tablespoon more of peanut butter in the sauce. For a lighter textured sauce, simply put less.I feel obligated to also state that this is not the stew for you if you have Peanut allergie. An allergic response to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after exposure. Peanut allergy signs and symptoms can include: Runny nose, Skin reactions, such as hives, redness or swelling. Itching or tingling in or around the mouth and throat.
West African Peanut Stew Recipe https://jayne-rain.com/african-peanut-stew-groundnut-stew-maafe/ February 9, 2020