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Peanut Butter Stew with Sweet Potato, Carrot and Green Beans

Peanut Butter Stew with Sweet Potato, Carrot and Green Beans

With things starting to cool down recently, I have been in the mood for warmer, substantial lunch and dinner meals. And that’s why I am bringing you this peanut butter stew.

I love this time of the year. When it’s not too hot and not too cold yet. Each season brings an abundance of different fresh fruit of vegetables which inspires me to be constantly creating new recipes.

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This recipe was born out of the most unlikely situation. The other day, we had a bit of a cold day, or at least cold compared to the soaring temperatures we had just been experiencing. And I was not prepared cooking wise at all. I needed to whip up a nice warm meal for the family coming up to dinner, and it was the day before I do all of my shopping. I’m sure we have all been here at least once in life, but being a woman who prides herself on what goes onto the table, I was in a panic! 

So, I rummaged through my cupboard and fridge finding some things that would (hopefully) go together. I came up with peanut butter, sweet potato, carrots, some green beans, rice, and a whole bunch of spices. I thought, “this will have to do” and started throwing it all together. Now usually I’m not this flustered in my kitchen, but it had been a huge week and I was just about ready to sleep the weekend away (well, it was wishful thinking at least). 

Thankfully, the meal turned out incredible. All the plates were completely empty and some even asked for seconds. I knew in that moment, I had a winner. 

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This meal does take a little longer than most of my others, so please allow yourself some extra time before dinner is due to create this. You are going to need 50 minutes to complete your stew. 

There are a lot of ingredients that by themselves have an impressive nutritional value. But together they offer us a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, protein, iron, folate, and a host of other essential vitamins and minerals. 

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This peanut butter stew is the perfect dish because it’s:

  • Very healthy
  • Warms you up from the inside out
  • Family friendly
  • Stores well
  • A great source of protein – 18g per serve.

With this list of ingredients, you will have enough to make 4 serves. If this is too many servings for you, simply half the ingredients. You may also store any left overs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours, making it the perfect lunch (or dinner) for the following day. 

And there we have it. I hope you liked this recipe. Be sure to let us know if you tried it.

Liked this recipe? Why not head over and check out the Creamy Tomato Soup with Lentils – another warmer, filling meal. 

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Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Tomatoes


For the Vegetables

  • 2 medium carrot (chopped)
  • 1 inch ginger (grated)
  • 5 oz green beans (chopped)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (diced)
  • 10 oz sweet potato (diced)

For the Stew

  • 2 cups carrot juice
  • 1 dash chili powder
  • ¼ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 medium tomato (diced)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

For the Rice

  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water


  1. Use a big pot and boil the rice in the water until soft for about 30-40 minutes.
  2. Preheat the coconut oil in a big pot and saute the onion for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the carrot, bell pepper, sweet potato, ginger and green beans and fry those for another 5 minutes as well.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients for the stew to the pot and let it simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Adjust the taste of the stew and serve it with brown rice.

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