Wednesday, January 19, 2011

RECIPE: African-Style Vegetable Stew

Since I had so many positive responses to my Spicy Black Bean Bake, I thought I'd share another recipe for a quick and easy vegetarian entree. This simple stew is more filling than you might suspect. It's perfect served with fresh homemade bread, biscuits, or cornbread on the side. More vegetables can easily be added based on what you've got hanging around in the fridge and freezer.

1 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 small or 1/2 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" chunks
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in oil until onion begins to soften. Add the cabbage and sweet potatoes and cook over medium heat for a few minutes until cabbage softens. Add tomatoes, water, peanut butter, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Serves 4.

Love the peanut-and-tomato combination? Try these other recipes:
West African Style Baked Beans
Spicy Peanut and Tomato Soup

Need to use up the rest of that cabbage?
Colourful Cabbage Salad

I shared this recipe at Just Another Meatless Monday, My Meatless Mondays, Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays, Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Full Plate ThursdayFrugal Food Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday, the GCC Recipe Swap, Friday Favorites, Fat Camp Friday and Seasonal Sunday.


  1. This African Style Vegetable Stew looks delicious. I would love to try a bowl of this so I am so happy that you brought it today. Thank you so much for coming to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  2. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday, this looks and sounds delicious. Love peanut butter and have had a different style stew similar to this before, but this one is all vegetables, and would also be a great side dish. Thanks.

  3. I love both cabbage and sweet potatoes and we have some cold days ahead - can't wait to try this!

  4. Ohh me ohhh my!! Looks heavenly. Love me some comfort food! :)
    Wanted to invite you also to link it up to Seasonal Sundays (and event I host each week) This recipe fits the theme :)

  5. Hope you all enjoy it when you give it a try! Thanks for inviting me over to your link up, Britany; heading over there now to check it out :)

  6. I love this recipe, the food combinations are perfect! Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  7. Mmm, I had West African soup once and it was delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe.


  8. This sounds very interesting, especially with the peanut butter. I'll have to give it a try since I have about 10 jars of peanut butter in our pantry! Thanks for sharing!


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