Groundnut Stew Recipe
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Groundnut Stew Recipe

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My Aunt Linda was a missionary in Africa for more than 40 years and gave me the recipe for this thick, stew-like dish with chunks of lamb, pork, eggplant and okra and a hint of peanut butter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 6 ounces lamb stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces pork stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups cubed eggplant
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with lean beef stew meat and reduced-fat peanut butter; calculated without rice) equals 230 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil; set aside. In a food processor, combine the onion, green pepper and tomatoes; cover and process until blended.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the eggplant, water, okra and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 7-9 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter, salt, pepper and browned meat. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
    Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Groundnut Stew in Taste of Home

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"I asked for low carb and rice is not low carb."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2008

"It wasn't that I didn't like the recipe, it was just missing something...I've had many African dishes as my boyfriend is from there and I just can't place what ingredient is missing. I'd also add about a cup less of eggplant as well--there was too much. All and all, an okay recipe."

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