What’s a maafe, you ask? A vegetarian version of a popular west African dish, this delicious dinner is packed with nutrition and pairs the full, satisfying flavors of sweet potato with a spicy peanut and tomato sauce.
- 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cubed (or substitute boneless chicken breast)
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup peanut oil
- 2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 turnips (or other root vegetable), peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 head green cabbage, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- Sea salt and white pepper to taste
- In a large skillet, saute onion and sweet potato until browned. Add carrot, turnip, tomato, and broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until carrots are soft.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato paste and peanut butter with a little hot broth. Add peanut butter mixture to pot along with cabbage and stir to combine. Add cayenne and season to taste.
Serve over rice or couscous.
Tips & Notes
Sweet Potato Maafe is a vegetarian version of a popular west African dish featuring a spicy peanut and tomato sauce over chicken and beef.