Vegan African Peanut Stew in the Instant Pot®


One of my go-to favorites; hubby would eat it weekly, and he's not vegan. Serve with cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
26 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried red chile flakes

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 medium sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup diced yellow onion

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 (3 inch) piece ginger root, peeled and minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 cups chopped collard greens

  • chopped cilantro, or to taste

  • chopped peanuts, or to taste


  1. Mix cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, chile flakes, cloves, and salt together in a bowl. Set spice mixture aside.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Allow the pot to preheat for 2 minutes. Add sweet potato, onion, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add a splash of water and stir if vegetables stick to the pot. Add garlic, ginger, and spice mixture; cook and stir continually for 1 minute. Turn pressure cooker off.

  3. Add tomatoes and peanut butter. Stir until dissolved. Add water and stir. Close and lock the lid with vent set to sealing. Select manual mode and set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in collard greens.

  5. Place cilantro and chopped peanuts in separate bowls and serve alongside stew.

Cook's Note:

You will need about 1 pound of sweet potatoes, which is about 3 cups chopped.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Sodium 1066mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 59mg 297%
Calcium 192mg 15%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1437mg 31%

* 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.

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