West african groundnut stew

West african groundnut stew

West african groundnut stew ingredients

  • 3 T Oil
  • 3⁄4 c Tomato paste
  • 2 lb Beef cubes, floured
  • 6 c water
  • Red pepper, if desired
  • 1⁄2 t Nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 c Chunky peanut butter
  • 1 T Chili powder
  • 2 T Oil
  • 4 med Onions, sliced
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

Cooking West african groundnut stew

1. In a large, heavy kettle, heat the 3 t oil and add the beef cubes.
2. While they are browning, add the nutmeg and chili powder.
3. When the meat is browned, add the onions, garlic, tomato paste, water (and red pepper).
4. Simmeri until meat is tender.
5. A half hour before serving, heat the peanut butter and oil in a small saucepan.
6. Stiri over medium heat 5 minutes.
7. Add the peanut-butter mixture slowly to the beef stew and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
8. Serve over rice.
9. Serves Variations: use chicken or turkey pieces instead of beef.
10. You may use leftover cooked meat instead of the beef by sauteing the onion and garlic (and red pepper) first, then adding the meat with the tomato paste and water.
11. A ghanaian friend suggested the following variation: saute the vegetables separately, puree together and add to the beef with the tomato paste and water, and use cream-style peanut butter instead of the chunky.
12. ~-from the more with less cookbook, except for last variation.

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