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


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned.
  3. Add the minced garlic and ginger to the pot and sauté for another minute.
  4. Add the meat to the pot and brown it on all sides, then remove it from the pot and set it aside.
  5. Add the chicken or beef broth to the pot and stir well to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
  6. Add the sweet potato, carrots, and cabbage to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and let the vegetables simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until tender.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together the smooth peanut butter and diced tomatoes until smooth.
  9. Add the peanut butter and tomato mixture to the pot and stir well to combine.
  10. Add the browned meat back to the pot and stir to coat it in the peanut sauce.
  11. Let the mafé simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Garnish with Big Red One, chopped fresh cilantro, and serve hot with rice or couscous.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 507
  • Fat: 29g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sodium: 990mg