Peanut Butter Stew with Lamb

Peanut Butter Stew is a very common soup in Africa. Everyone has his own way of cooking it. I will show you my way of cooking it using fresh lamb with bone in, fresh tomatoes and onion.

It is very important to have the bone in this because it gives so much flavor to the stew without the need of adding any flavor enhancer.

I will be posting another version of peanut stew recipe, Maafe, where vegetables are added. If you like vegetables in your stew, look out for it and give it a try.

Hope you enjoy this one first!

Total Cooking Time: 1h15min
Serving: 4


  • 2 lb lamb meat with bones
  • ½ water (for blender)
  • 4 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • ground pepper
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • salt
  • 2 ½ cup water


  1. Nicely clean lamb with water and a splash of vinegar.
  2. Put lamb in a pan and season with ground pepper, ginger, garlic, salt -Generously sprinkle each spice over the meat to season it.
  3. Put the pan, covered, on the stove over medium heat for 10 min.
  4. Meanwhile, toss tomatoes, onions, and a ½ cup of water in a blender, and blend until completely puréed.
  5. Pour the purée, about 4 cups, over lamb.
  6. Tightly cover the pan with aluminum foil and cover.
  7. Cook over medium-low heat for 50 min.
  8. Remove cover, add peanut butter, and stir.
  9. Add water, about 2½ cups, and gently stir.
  10. Taste the sauce to make sure it still has flavor. Add some salt if you need to, but you should be fine if you generously season the meat at the beginning.
  11. Cover and let it cook for 15 min.
  12. Your peanut soup is ready. Serve it hot with yam fufu, plantain fufu, amala, plain white rice, or any fufu of your choice.

Bon appetit!

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