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Sweet Potato Maafe

Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 483 calories, 24 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 565 mg. sodium, 61 g. carbohydrate, 12 g. fiber, 11 g. protein

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Sweet Potato Maafe

What’s a maafe, you ask? A popular West African dish, made with groundnuts (usually peanut butter) and tomatoes and optional beef, lamb or chicken. This delicious vegetarian version is packed with nutrition and pairs the full, satisfying flavors of sweet potato with a spicy peanut and tomato sauce.

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Serving Suggestion

Serve over rice or couscous. 

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One Response to “Sweet Potato Maafe”

  1. Kathryn Jean Stevens February 11, 2013 9:45 am #

    this sounds so good I want to make it.

Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 483 calories, 24 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 565 mg. sodium, 61 g. carbohydrate, 12 g. fiber, 11 g. protein

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