African Peanut Stew

Hooray! The weather is becoming cooler, and there’s nothing that welcomes the season of fall like a warm stew! With its rich culinary heritage from West Africa, this African Peanut Stew embodies the perfect combination of ginger, garlic, and freshly ground peanuts to create rich flavors that are sure to please and warm your palate. This one-pot feast does not disappoint.


1 cup onions

3 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon ginger, chopped

2 cups chopped sweet potatoes

2 teaspoons cumin1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon cayenne½ teaspoon crushed red chili pepper

1 teaspoon coriander

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes

2 cups veggie broth1 bunch chopped collards, stems removed

½ cup freshly ground peanuts

1.Sauté onions with 1 tablespoon of water until soft and translucent. Add in the garlic and fresh ginger and sauté until tender, about 2–3 minutes.

2.Add the chopped sweet potatoes to soften for 5–7 minutes, along with cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, crushed red pepper, and coriander. Stir well.

3.Add diced tomatoes and veggie broth.Bring to a boil.

4.Once boiling, reduce heat to low and add collards. Cook on low for 25 minutes.5.Stir in ground peanuts and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes.