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Groundnut Stew

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


7 servings

Updated: Dec. 23, 2022
My Aunt Linda was a missionary in Africa for more than 40 years and gave me the recipe for this cozy stew with a hint of peanut butter. —Heather Ewald, Bothell, Washington
Groundnut Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 ounces lamb stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces pork stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups cubed eggplant
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Chopped green onions, optional


  1. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil; set aside. In a food processor, combine the onion, green pepper and tomatoes; cover and process until blended.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the eggplant, water, okra and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 7-9 minutes.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter, salt, pepper and browned meat. Cook, uncovered, until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve with rice. If desired, top with chopped green onions.

Can you freeze Groundnut Stew?

Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 230 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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