African Lamb Stew with Peanuts

A simple West-African inspired lamb stew recipe with peanuts and peanut butter might sound different, but it’s a traditional recipe great for when you want something new to cook with lamb or goat.

Meat stews, called by many different names, are a favorite meal around the world. They are easy to prepare, nutritious and when traveling often features the flavors of local foods and cooking methods. It would be unusual not to find the locale’s favorite garnishes added. Peanuts find their way into many stews and cultural dishes. The taste of peanuts and spices in this stew provides an unexpected, but delightful new twist. It will make a satisfying lunch or light meal served alone or with fresh bread from the oven.

Lamb Stew with peanuts

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African Lamb Stew with Peanuts

A rustic West African lamb stew with carrots, peas, spices and peanuts.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African
Servings: 4 servings
Cost: 20


  • 1 Dutch oven or stew pot


  • 1 lb Lamb Stew
  • 3 medium onions slivered
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 medium carrots sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • Garnish with dry roasted peanuts
  • Salt to taste


  • Sauté onions with garlic with ½ teaspoon butter.
  • Remove onions from pan.
  • Brown lamb cubes over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in broth, onions, carrots, pepper, cayenne, crushed red peppers.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer on low for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
  • Mix in peanut butter.
  • Add peas and corn. Simmer 5 more minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped peanuts.


Either lamb or goat stew meat can be used for this dish.