Category Archives: Africa

African Sweet Potato Stew


-This is a recipe for slow cookers-

The mix of sweet potato and peanut butter gives so much richness to this stew, it’s just delicious!

This is my version of a West Africa stew recipe.


4 bowls


* 1 large onion, chopped

* 4 garlic cloves, minced

* 4 cups sweet potatoes (I only used a very large one)

* 2 cups small cooked red beans

* 1 yellow bell pepper

* 3 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, cored, seeded, diced

* 1 teaspoon fresh ginger

* 1 teaspoon chili powder

* 1 teaspoon ground cumin

* 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock

* 1/2 cup water

* 4 tablespoons peanut butter

* chopped peanuts (decoration)

* couscous (optional)


* Wash and cut vegetables.

* In a skillet heat the onions and garlic with a little water. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to slow cooker.

* Add all the remaining ingredients except for the peanut butter, the chopped peanuts and the couscous.

* Close the lid and cook for 7-8 hours on LOW.

* Remove the lid, with a potato masher, mash coarsely the sweet potatoes and add the peanut butter. Mix well.

* Serve over couscous and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

* Enjoy!