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Slow Cooker African Peanut Butter Stew | Recipes From A Pantry

Slow Cooker African Peanut Stew

Slow Cooker African Peanut Stew
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • Peanut stew sauce
  • 500 ml (2 cups) water
  • 400 g (14oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 cm piece of peeled ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • Scotch bonnet to your taste or other chilli
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 stock cube
  • Everything else
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil divided
  • 450 g (1lb) beef cubed small
  • 1 onion peeled and finely diced
  • 2 red pepper bell, deseeded and finely diced


  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a frying pan over medium heat and brown the meat on all sides in batches. Add the browned meat into the slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of oil to the frying pan and add the onion and peppers and cook for 5 mins until the onions are softened. Add the onion and pepper mix into the slow cooker.
  • Stir in the peanut butter sauce, mix well and cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Check after 4 hrs, and if you need a little more time then cook for a further hr.
  • Adjust seasoning then serve with some rice


This stew tastes even better the next day. So, it is worth prepping a this a few days ahead of time if possible.