West African Peanut Stew

60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
20 ingredients
4 servings
Variations of peanut (or groundnut, as they are locally called) soups and stews are eaten across West Africa. I adapted this recipe from several different cookbooks + my own preferences. Savory, spicy, filling, healthy and quick to make! Omit the chicken for a vegan version and/or feel free to add in more vegetables (yams, eggplant, or squash could be good, I think). *NOTE* If possible, try to use Berbere if you don't have berbere on hand . Cayenne is an acceptable substitute, but really doesn't do the dish justice like Berbere would. Even just adding a pinch or two of the different spices in the Berbere mix would suffice!

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Serving Size (189.2 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 49.72 Calories from Fat 21.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.43g 14.98%
Saturated Fat 0.47g 9.48%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.2mg 0.26%
Sodium 588.49mg 98.08%
Total Carbohydrate 2.81g 3.75%
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g 1.61%
Sugars 1.41 g %
Protein 3.84g 30.74%
Vitamin A 8.62IU% Vitamin C 0.24mg%
Calcium 57.5mg% Iron 0.63mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ginger, jalapeno pepper, medium tomatoes, ground cloves, crunchy peanut butter