African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
Great original African taste!
Great recipe. Tips from me (maybe these are obvious to others, but it took me some trial and error) include to use peanut butter that is only peanuts and salt. I found it too sweet using conventional PB. Also, I like to add some heat, like red chile or cayenne powder.
So good! This tastes like an authentic African recipe. I am American & married an East African man. The culture was like stepping into a different world from my western heritage & German roots. But I loved the cultures & the foods, as Africans have a way of coming up with the best combination of spices. Traditionally, food is centered around vegetables or grains (varies depending on country & region) & meat is served as a side dish or not at all unless it is a special occasion. Sweet potatoes are a food that is eaten throughout the continent. I followed directions, but chop your kale fine! I used a food processor to chop my kale. I also waited until last 2 hours of cooking to add chickpeas & kale. I also used 1/2 the amount of kale. And I added about 2 cups extra water. Be brave & expand your food tastes! This is a delicious, healthy, filling stew. If your family prefers meat at each meal, as many Americans do, fry something like beef flank cut in thin strips with oil with pepper & onion. Serve on the side with this stew. Or make half the recipe & serve this as a side with something like a roast. And put more peanuts on top. I am so happy Alexis shared her mom's excellent recipe.