Try Carla's tasty groundnut stew! It's a perfect dish for Kwanzaa.

Groundnut Stew

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (plus 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked small red beans
  • 3 cups vegetable stock or broth
  • 1 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz. can) diced tomatoes
  • 1 green or poblano chile roasted peeled (seeded and diced small)
  • 1/2 habanero seeded and chopped finely (optional!)
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
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  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)
  • 3 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts (chopped)
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • In a sauté pan add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cubed sweet potatoes. Season with salt and cook for 2-3 minutes until the potatoes begin to caramelized.
  • In large pot, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onion and garlic until soft.  
  • Add sweet potatoes, beans, stock, peppers, chiles, tomatoes & spices.  Bring to a boil, then cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender (about 35 – 40 minutes).
  • Take 1/4 cup of the stew stock and place in a small bowl, add peanut butter and whisk smooth.  Add mixture back into stew and stir.
  • Serve stew in bowls sprinkle with chopped peanuts.  At the table squeeze lime juice onto soup.
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