African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew


  • 1 medium white sweet onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces, I used white skin, white flesh variety
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, with their juices
  • Salt, if desired, and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, split use, plus more for sautéing. 
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups baby spinach, lightly chopped
  • Roasted peanuts, for serving, optional


Add onion to a heated large saucepan. Dry saute over medium heat, 5 minutes, stirring once or twice, adding a bit of broth if necessary to keep from sticking. Add garlic, stir 1 minute.

Add bell pepper, sweet potato, and tomatoes with juice. Raise heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add garbanzo beans. Add salt, if desired and pepper to taste.

In a medium bowl whisk together the peanut butter and 1 cup broth until no lumps remain. Add spices. Stir into the vegetable mixture and add the remaining 3 cups of broth, bring to a simmer.

Cover pan with a lid, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 20-30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender.

Stir in the spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted.  (Just a few minutes.) Taste for seasonings.

Ladle into bowls and top with roasted peanuts if using. Serve over rice if desired.

Schedule Free Appointment

Free Appointment

  • Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


We know how it feels when health issues get in the way of activities that you used to love, or spending time with your loved ones. Lifestyle Medical is a primary care provider dedicated to empowering people to make healthier lifestyle choices. Many of our members have reversed chronic conditions, reduced medications, and regained their energy and joy.

Read More

Browse by Category

Begin your journey to better health today