Fiery Crock Pot West African Peanut Stew (Gluten and Dairy Free)

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Yields 5-7


First in the crock pot:
3 to 4 cups broth (O-Organic chicken Broth)
2 cups chopped spinach fresh or frozen
10 oz or 2 large sweet potatoes peeled cubed
1 tbsp O Organic Extra Virgin olive oil for browning meat
2 c sliced carrots
1 cup to 1 1/4 cup chopped onion
1 lb pork (lean or loin) – diced or chopped for stew (see notes for other options)
salt/pepper to taste

Sauce to blend for crock pot:
1 cup garlic tomato sauce and or plain tomato sauce
1/2 cup O Organic Chunky Peanut Butter
3 garlic cloves
1 -2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp or more red chili flakes (the more you add the spicier)
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt and pepper each
1 tbsp fresh ginger shavings
2 tbsp olive oil
Add in 1/2 tsp cayenne here too if you want MORE spice. Optional

Toppings and more Spicy goodness:
Roasted peanuts
Bonnet peppers or other hot peppers of choice (sliced)
Pinch of cayenne on top or extra chili flakes
Extra garlic salt or powder mixed if desired


Clean and chop your veggies. Place sweet potatoes, carrots, and spinach in crock pot. Add 3-4 cups of your broth. The more broth you add, the thinner it gets. Set on low while you make the rest of the stew.

Next brown your meat. Place stewed pork meat in frying pan with 1 tbsp olive oil and your onion Brown for 5 minutes. Reverse 2 tbsp of the oil from the pan.

Place pork and onion and reserve in the crock pot with veggies. Mix together.

Lastly, blend your sauce. Place all ingredients listed in sauce above (tomato sauce, peanut butter, spices, peeled garlic, ginger, oil, etc.) in food processor or blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.

Mix sauce in with the rest of the crock pot ingredients.
Sprinkle a little black pepper and cayenne on top after mixing.
Cover and cook on low for 4 1/2 to 5 hrs or high for 3hrs. Check around 2 hrs if cooking on high.

Once cooked, spoon stew over individual bowls of hot rice.
Garnish with cilantro, roasted peanuts, more garlic salt if desired, and spicy peppers such as bonnet peppers. If you want more mild, use red peppers or banana peppers for topping.