Black Bean Groundnut Stew

Black Bean Groundnut Stew

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
  1. heat the oil in a large pot.
  2. add onions and carrots. cook until onions are clear and carrots are fork tender.
  3. add green pepper and cook until soft.
  4. add tomatoes with liquid, black beans, cayenne pepper, and salt. cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. add peanut butter and cook on low heat for another 15 minutes.
  6. serve over a bed of brown rice
  7. enjoy!
Inspired by: Bean Groundnut Stew and others.


  1. What a great rendition of the groundnut stew! I also made one for Cook around the Globe, but I used beef as the protein. I LOVE your use of black beans! I had never cooked with PB before and was quite surprised at the result. Now I will have to make this one! It looks fantastic!

  2. mjskit: Thanks! We both loved it. Black beans are one of my faves, so I try to sneak them in whenever possible. I was also surprised with the use of PB. Let me know how yours turns out!

  3. Thanks for participating in Cook Around the Globe. I also found a lot of recipes for peanut stews but I couldn't convince HubbyGrouch with that idea. I like the vegetarian version. (BTW, I think I enabled everybody to delete their link after adding it to the blog hop. Or I can delete it and you can add the link again with the right picture. Let me know.)

  4. German Mama: Thanks for hosting it through the snow storm! I couldn't figure out how to delete it and repost. If you could delete, I'll upload the right picture this time. lol. I can't believe I clicked the wrong one.