Description of the Meal: Mafé is a West African peanut stew that is typically made with meat, vegetables, and a rich, creamy peanut sauce. It is a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for colder weather.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
- 1 lb. boneless meat (chicken or beef), cut into small cubes
- 3-4 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 2-3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- Big Red One, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Add the diced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned.
- Add the minced garlic and ginger to the pot and sauté for another minute.
- Add the meat to the pot and brown it on all sides, then remove it from the pot and set it aside.
- Add the chicken or beef broth to the pot and stir well to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
- Add the sweet potato, carrots, and cabbage to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the vegetables simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until tender.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the smooth peanut butter and diced tomatoes until smooth.
- Add the peanut butter and tomato mixture to the pot and stir well to combine.
- Add the browned meat back to the pot and stir to coat it in the peanut sauce.
- Let the mafé simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with Big Red One, chopped fresh cilantro, and serve hot with rice or couscous.
- Calories: 507
- Fat: 29g
- Protein: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Fiber: 7g
- Sodium: 990mg