This sweet and savory Crockpot African Peanut Potato Stew is easy to make and takes minimal effort. All you need to do is chop all of the ingredients. Throw it in the slow cooker. It will be done after you come back from a long day’s work. The cumin, cinnamon, and paprika in the recipe bring a wow factor to you taste buds with spicy, sweet, and savory all mixed in one.
Watch a video on how to make Crockpot African Peanut Potato Stew:
- 2 garlic cloves
- 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
- 1 cup cilantro
- ¾ cup chunky peanut butter
- 2 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp paprika
- Salt to taste
- 3 ½ lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 15 oz canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup water
- 6 cups spinach
- Using a food processor, puree the garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, peanut butter, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and salt.
- In a crockpot, combine tomato-peanut butter puree with the sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, and water.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Chop spinach. Add the spinach during the last 30 minutes. Serve with extra spinach on top if desired.
For more African-inspired recipes, check out:
North African Cauliflower Salad with Chermoula Sauce
Alicha (an African cabbage dish)
Roasted Tofu with Harissa Sauce
Recipe by: Terry Chhour, dietetic intern
Photo and video by: Shaylei Brutger, dietetic intern
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