Design Your Life

How To Make Ghanaian Peanut Stew

By Travel Noire


Nothing brings cultures together quite like food. To celebrate the black men and women who are using food and flavors to connect cultures and communities, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes from professional chefs, at-home cooks and foodies who know that great flavors can bring us all together. Maya-Camille Broussard of Justice of the Pies (@justiceofthepies) shares one of her recipes for Ghanaian Peanut Stew that’s simple to make and delicious.



RELATED: Travel Noire Eats And Recipes: Senegalese Fataya Pot Pie





Dutch oven
wooden spoon



2 tbsp peanut oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 tbsp ginger paste
½tbsp crushed red pepper
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
5 cups vegetable broth.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 (16 oz) can of chopped tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
1 green poblano pepper, cored, seeded and diced
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 ½ cups of kale, chopped
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup roasted peanuts, plus more for garnish
2 tbsp garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
lime and cilantro for garnish
2 cups cooked rice




1). In a large Dutch oven, heat peanut oil on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent (about 10-15 minutes). Add garlic and ginger and cook for one minute. Add cayenne, paprika, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and red pepper. Stir for one minute.


2). Pour in vegetable broth. Add sweet potatoes. Stir in peanut butter, poblano pepper, red bell pepper, and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium to maintain a steady simmer.


3). Cook for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally. Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add kale and cook for 10 minutes.


4). Serve over rice with a squeeze of lime and sprinkle of peanuts and cilantro.

Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

50 in 50: The Best Chicken And Waffles In Each State

50 in 50: The Best Chicken And Waffles In Each State

Chicken and Waffles has become such a staple in American cuisine that you can find restaurants from all over the world who have become inspired by this Southern comfort food.  Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner, here’s where you can find the best chicken and waffles in every state: Alabama Yo Mama’s Restaurant […]

Mitti Hicks

Savor: Meals By Genet In Los Angeles, California

Savor: Meals By Genet In Los Angeles, California

In this installment of our Savor series we’re exploring Meals by Genet located in the heart of Los Angeles’, ”Little Ethiopia.” Little Ethiopia is known for its collection of Ethiopian restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and so much more. Meals by Genet offers traditional Ethiopia cuisine in a casual bistro setting. You’ll meet the founder and […]

Travel Noire

Why Watts Is Becoming An Unexpected Foodie Destination

Why Watts Is Becoming An Unexpected Foodie Destination

There are so many neighborhoods in the United States that are stricken with drugs and gang violence, making them a sore sight for tourists. However, you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover. Despite what it might look like to outsiders, locals and real travelers know those neighborhoods have some of the best people […]

Sharelle Burt