Peanut Butter Beef Stew

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This recipe is a take on something you might see in African cooking. It features peanut butter, tomatoes, and squash.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
12 servings


  • 2 cups peanut butter

  • 1 ½ cups beef stock

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat, or to preference

  • 1 (15 ounce) can peas

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 1 banana squash, chopped

  • 1 chayote squash, chopped

  • 1 large carrot, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • salt

  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Heat the peanut butter in a large stock pot over medium heat until melted, about 5 minutes. Stir beef stock and tomato paste into the the melted peanut butter. Add stew meat, increase heat to high, and cook until the beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook at a simmer until the beef is cooked through, about 15 minutes more.

  2. Stir peas, onion, banana quash, chayote squash, carrot, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, salt, and bay leaf into the beef mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

535 Calories
37g Fat
21g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1058mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 849mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.