One Pot African Peanut Stew

This One Pot African Peanut Stew is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s surprisingly easy to make. It’s brimming with a combination of pantry staples and fresh vegetables, making it a nutritious and satisfying meal. With sweet potatoes, black beans, and a medley of other ingredients, it offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures that will keep you coming back for more. Plus, it’s a one-pot wonder, which means less cleanup and more time to enjoy your delicious creation. Whether you’re a fan of African cuisine or simply looking for a comforting and wholesome meal, this stew is sure to become a go-to recipe in your kitchen.

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One-pot recipes are a lifesaver for busy cooks, and they indeed make cleanup a breeze. This African Peanut Stew sounds fantastic, and the cast iron skillet adds a rustic touch to the cooking process. The richness and thickness of the stew can be adjusted to personal preference, which is a great feature. Do you have any tips for those who might be making it for the first time?


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin or for an oil-free version use ½ cup of vegetable broth to cook your veggies and spices in
  • ▢1 medium onion finely chopped
  • ▢4 cloves garlic use less if you prefer
  • ▢1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ▢1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ▢1 tablespoon African Smoke (optional but makes the dish; buy from Amazon or Trader Joes)
  • ▢1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely minced
  • ▢1 medium jalepeno pepper seeded and finely chopped; if you prefer a little heat, leave seeds in
  • ▢1 15- oz can crushed tomatoes
  • ▢½ cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy
  • ▢2 cups vegetable broth add more for thinner stew
  • ▢1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced
  • ▢1 15 oz can black beans
  • ▢1 ½ cups frozen peas
  • ▢2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ▢1 handful raw spinach rinsed and drained
  • ▢sea salt & pepper to taste


These step-by-step instructions make it quite straightforward to prepare this African Peanut Stew. It’s great that you provide guidance on when to add each ingredient and mention not to overcook the sweet potatoes, which can become mushy if cooked for too long. The toppings you suggest add extra flavor and texture to the dish. It sounds like a delightful and hearty meal!


Cast iron skillets cook hotter than other pots and pans. That’s why the recipe is done so fast. Just be careful not to over-cook or burn the stew.**For a thinner stew, add more vegetable broth or water.**Nutritional facts reflect the use of olive oil in the recipe, not vegetable broth

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