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African Peanut Stew
  • 1 medium sweet potato (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1 medium white onion (diced)
  • 3 fresh Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into 1½-inch-long pieces)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups spinach (kale or chard may also be used)
  • Cilantro and toasted peanuts for garnish

African Peanut Stew

Carsen Snyder | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Calories per serving: 259

Garlic, cloves and red pepper flakes give this peanut stew exciting flavors, while the peanuts add a satisfying crunch.

  1. To a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, add sweet potato, onion, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, cloves, chili flakes, cumin, salt and chickpeas. Stir to coat vegetables with spices and seasoning.
  2. In a bowl, whisk broth, peanut butter and honey until smooth. Add to slow cooker, pouring over vegetables.
  3. Cook on low for 6–7 hours, until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened, stirring occa-sionally. Add spinach during the last 15 minutes, stirring in to wilt. Add seasoning to taste.
  4. Serve over cooked rice or quinoa or alone, and top with chopped cilantro and toasted peanuts.

PER SERVING (1½ CUPS): 259 cal, 10g fat (5g mono, 3g poly, 2g sat), 0mg chol, 520mg sodium, 33g carb (6g fiber, 8g sugars), 10g protein

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