Groundnut stew is a delicious and thick stew which is peanut based. It is an extremely common dish in Ghana and the surrounding countries in Africa. I had never had food from West Africa until I made this. It was great!
This is my interpretation of Groundnut Stew for the “Cook Around the Globe” challenge – West Africa. Be adventurous and try this recipe!
Groundnut Stew is usually cooked with some sort of meat such as chicken. The black bean works great. I also toyed with the idea of making it with yams and okra instead of the black beans. I will make this again, and try that modification next time.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes with liquid
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chunky peanut butter
- heat the oil in a large pot.
- add onions and carrots. cook until onions are clear and carrots are fork tender.
- add green pepper and cook until soft.
- add tomatoes with liquid, black beans, cayenne pepper, and salt. cook for another 10 minutes.
- add peanut butter and cook on low heat for another 15 minutes.
- serve over a bed of brown rice