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Slow Cooker African Peanut Stew

Slow Cooker African Peanut Stew

This is a hearty stew that will warm you on the coldest days. As I am not vegetarian, I make this using chicken broth (it is usually what I have on hand), but simply substituting vegetable broth would make this vegetarian and even Vegan! One other tip-if you prefer a more brothy soup-cook the rice prior to adding it to the slow cooker. If you prefer a thicker, more stew like consistency-add uncooked rice and cook it with the rest of the soup in the slow cooker! For additional convenience, buy pre-chopped onion and pre-cubed sweet potato.
Course slow cooker, Soup/Stew, Vegetarian/Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Lane from With Two Spoons


  • 1 bell pepper minced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 pound sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 7 ounce can green chiles
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes + the juice
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup brown rice see note above
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 32 ounce chicken broth you can substitute vegetable broth to make this soup Vegetarian/Vegan
  • 2 cups water if not using precooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • green onion chopped (optional-for garnish)
  • cilantro chopped (optional-for garnish)
  • peanuts chopped (optional-for garnish)


  1. Place all ingredients into slow cooker.
  2. Stir to submerge rice.
  3. Turn on low for 6-8 hours until rice is cooked and sweet potatoes are soft.
  4. If you cooked your rice with the soup, you may need to add additional water to bring soup to desired consistency.
  5. Taste and season with additional salt if needed.
  6. Garnish with chopped green onion, chopped cilantro, and chopped peanuts as desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!